Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   August 18, 2019

 

First Reading:   Jeremiah 23:23-29

Today’s reading distinguishes between the true prophet, like Jeremiah, who speaks God’s word and the false prophet who misleads the people through dreams. One is like wheat; the other like worthless straw.

Second Reading:   Hebrews 11:29–12:2

In a long list of biblical heroes, we find examples of trust in God that enabled them to face the trials of life faithfully. In addition to this “cloud of witnesses,” we have Jesus, the perfect model of faithful endurance.

Gospel:   Luke 12:49-56

Jesus delivers harsh words about the purifying and potentially divisive effects of obedience to God’s call. The way of the cross often leads followers to encounter hostility and rejection, even from those they love.