Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    August 30, 2015

 

First Reading    Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-9

The Israelites believed the law was a divine gift that provided guidelines for living out the covenant. Moses commands the people to obey the law and neither to add to nor subtract from it. The Israelites are also to teach the law to their children and their children’s children.

Second Reading    James 1:17-27

The letter of James was intended to provide first-century Christians with instruction in godly behavior. Here, Christians are encouraged to listen carefully and to act on what they hear, especially by caring for those least able to care for themselves.

Gospel    Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

Marks’ gospel depicts Jesus as challenging traditional ways in which religious people determine what is pure or impure. For Jesus, the observance of religious practices cannot become a substitute for godly words or deeds that spring from a faithful heart.