Prov 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 – PS 125 – James 2:1-10, 14-17 – Mark 7:24-37
Intro to the Readings
Today we have the “Stir up” Collect, and every now and again we need to be stirred up.
We listen to Solomon’s wisdom in Proverbs today about riches and poor, in a world with refugees not so far away.
Psalm 125 is a communal lament. Globally we lament the lose of all life. We lament those who died hoping to live freely.
James also writes about the rich and the poor and reminds us to love your neighbour as yourself.
In the Gospel it is a Syrophoenician mother who begs the Lord, and they speak about children, food, dogs, the children’s crumbs, and a child.
Let us hear God’s Word.
Let us break bread together stirred to feed God’s children.