Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   August 12, 2018

 

First Reading:   1 Kings 19:4-8

First Kings chapter 18 describes the contest between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. The contests proves that the Lord is God; and afterwards Elijah orders the killing of the Baal prophets. Angered by the deaths of her prophets, Queen Jezebel threatens to kill Elijah. This reading finds Elijah fleeing, fatigued, and in utter despair.

Second Reading:   Ephesians 4:25–5:2

Christians are called to be imitators of God. This does not mean Christians are perfect. Rather, the Spirit is at work in our lives so that our actions and attitudes genuinely reflect the love and forgiveness we have received through Christ and his death.

Gospel:   Mark 12:28-31

Jesus answers the question of what is the most important commandment of all?