Sunday, October 28, 2012

Introduction - Proper 30 B- 2012-10-28

Job 42:1-6, 10-17Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22)Hebrews 7:23-28Mark 10:46-52
Intro to the Readings
As we listen to God’s Word today we hear wise words from Job. Pay attention and learn wisdom from Job. This is Job’s last will and testament.
Psalm 34 contains the phrase “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” A phrase used at the Eucharist, not just in the BAS, but for centuries.
The writer to the Hebrews speaks about all the priests there have been – he speaks about the one High-Priest who is eternal.
As we listen to the Gospel, if we will hear, a blind man receives his sight.

What wisdom, what delightful taste, what insight, what sight, does the Lord offer you this day. What will you receive from the Lord?
Open your eyes and see! Open your mouth and proclaim! Open your hearts and receive!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Introduction - Proper 29 B - 2012-10-21

Job 38:1-7 (34-41)Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37bHebrews 5:1-10Mark 10:35-45

Intro to the Readings
As we read from Job, in the midst of his troubles, God speaks to Job.
Psalm 104 is a beautiful hymn that reflects what is said in the rest of Job 38, which you may read at home, and the biblical story of creation.
The writer of Hebrews speaks about the Son, Jesus the Lord, as one who is obedient, and the one who has become our Hight Priest in the order of Melchizedek.
In the Gospel the Lord speaks about priestly actions, but also about our calling, our calling to be a servant to all.

May we hear the wisdom of God as God speaks to us.
May we be a servant for our brother, our sister, our neighbour.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Introduction - Proper 27 B - 2012-10-14

Job 1:1, 2:1-10 PS 26 Heb 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16
Intro to the Readings
To begin with the readings in the bulletin are those for next week.
For the next three weeks we will read from the Book of Job. This book is all about Job, of course, his friends, philosophy, life, its' joys and sorrow – and about God.
Psalm 26 is the lament of an individual who offers themself to be tested before God's holy altar. One who desires to stand to bless the Lord God.
From Hebrews we listen to the opening verses, and hear that “in these last days God has spoken to us by the Son.”
In the Gospel the Lord Jesus is asked about divorce. Listen as our Lord says, “Let the little children come to me.”

Let us listen and be like little children, and come to Jesus.