Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Reading

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   August 20, 2017

 

First Reading:   Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

The prophet calls upon Israel to do justice in view of God’s imminent intervention to save. Righteousness and obedience define who belongs to the Israelite community – not race, nationality, or any other category.

Second Reading:   Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

God has not rejected Israel. Rather, the call and gifts of God are irrevocable, so that while all have been disobedient, God has mercy upon all.

Gospel:   Matthew 15: [10-20] 21-38

Jesus teaches his disciples that true purity is a matter of the heart rather than outward religious observances. Almost immediately, this teaching is tested when a woman considered to be pagan and unclean approaches him for help.