Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Reading

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   July 23, 2017

 

First Reading:   Isaiah 44:6-8

God claims the right to sole rule, because God announces things that actually do happen, while supposed divine opponents remain silent. God is Israel’s redeemer, that is, the best brother or sister they ever had.

Second Reading:   Romans 8:12-25

For Paul, true spirituality means that we experience the reality of the Spirit, which enables us to pray as God’s children, keeps us in solidarity with creation, and gives us unseen hope that God will liberate us and creation from bondage to death and decay.

Gospel:   Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Jesus tells a parable about the co-existence of good and evil in this world. God’s judgement will remove all evil doers and causes of sin, but not until the end of human history.