Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   August 28, 2016

 

First Reading:   Proverb 25:6-7

The Book of Proverbs is part of a collection of writing know as wisdom literature. Wisdom literature gave directions to Israel’s leaders and people for the conduct of daily life.  Today’s reading is about humility.

Second Reading:   Hebrews 13:1-8

The conclusion of the letter to the Hebrews contains suggestions for the conduct of a holy life, all of which are shaped by God’s love toward us in Jesus Christ.

Gospel:   Luke 14:1, 7-14

Jesus observes guest jockeying for position at the table. He uses the opportunity to teach his hearers to choose humility rather than self-exaltation.  Jesus also makes an appeal for hosts to mimic God’s gracious hospitality to the poor and the broken.