Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   October 23, 2016

 

First Reading:   Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22

In the time of drought, the people pray for mercy, repenting of their sins and sins of their ancestors. They appeal to God to remember the covenant, to show forth God’s power, and to heal their land by sending life-giving rain.

 

Second Reading:   2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

The conclusion of this letter to a young minister offers a final perspective on life from one who is now facing death. Though others have let him down, Paul is sure of his faith in the Lord, who has stood by him and lent him strength.

 

Gospel:   Luke 18:9-14

The coming reign of God will involve unexpected reversals of fortune with judgement rooted in mercy. Jesus tells parable in which the one humbles himself is exalted and the one who exalts his own righteousness is humbled.