Sunday, November 4, 2012

Introduction - Proper 31 B - 2012-11-04

Ruth 1:1-18Psalm 146Hebrews 9:11-14Mark 12:28-34
Intro to the Readings
Our first reading today, and next week, is a love story. The love of Ruth for Naomi, for Naomi’s God, and for Naomi’s kinsmen Boaz.
Psalm 146 has a simple and straight forward hymn of trust in Yahweh. It is a simple ans straight forward expression of love.
The reading from Hebrews speaks of Christ, our High Priest, who entered the Holy Place with His own blood for the sake of the world.
In the Gospel the Lord Jesus brings together the summary of the Law of God. To love God and to love our neighbour as we love ourselves.

May we fall in love with God as Ruth has – may we praise God with the Psalmist as long as we live – may we worship the living God – may we love God with all – with all that we are.

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