Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   September 23, 2018

 

First Reading:   Jeremiah 11:18-20

Today’s reading tells of the suffering of the profit Jeremiah, who announced God’s word to Judah but was met with intense opposition and persecution. Jeremiah continues to trust in God in the midst of his suffering.

Second Reading:   James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a

The wisdom God gives unites our hearts and minds. Instead of living to satisfy our own wants and desires, we manifest this wisdom in peace, gentleness, mercy, and impartiality toward others.

Gospel:   Mark 9:30-37

Jesus’ teaching and action in this text are directed to the church whenever it is seduced by the world’s definition of greatness: prestige, power, influence and money. The antidote to such a concern for greatness is servanthood.