Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   September 4, 2016

 

First Reading:   Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Moses speaks to the Israelites, who are about to enter the land promised to their ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In this passage, he lays out the stark choice before them: choose life by loving and obeying the Lord; or choose death by following other gods.

Second Reading:   Philemon 1-21

While Paul was in prison, he was aided by a runaway slave names Onesimus. The slave’s master, Philemon, was a Christian friend of Paul. Paul told Onesimus to return to his master and encouraged Philemon to receive Onesimus back as a Christian brother.

Gospel:  Luke 14:25-33

Jesus speaks frankly about the fearsome cost of discipleship. Those who follow him should know from the outset that completing the course of discipleship will finally mean renouncing all other allegiances.