Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   July 14, 2019

 

First Reading:   Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Moses calls the people who are about to enter the promised land to renew the covenant God made with their ancestors. Through this covenant God gives life and asks for obedience. God’s commandment is neither burdensome nor too far off, but dwells in the people’s own hearts.

Second Reading:   Colossians 1:1-14

The letter to the Colossians was written to warn its readers of various false teachings. The first part of the letter is an expression of thanks for the faith, hope, and loved that mark this community, including a prayer for strength and courage from Paul.

Gospel:   Luke 10:25-37

Jesus is challenged to explain what is involved in obeying the greatest commandment. Jesus tells a parable rich in surprises: those expected to show pity display hard hearts while the lowly give and receive unexpected and lavish mercy.