Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings August 2, 2020

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    8/2/2020         Summary

 

First Reading:   Isaiah 55:1-5

God invites Israel to a great feast at which both food and drink are free. God also promises to make an everlasting covenant with all the people, with promises that previously had been limited to the line of kings. As David was a witness to the nations, these nations shall now acknowledge the ways in which God has glorified Israel.

Second Reading:   Romans 9:1-5

This begins a new section in Paul’s letter in which he will deal with the place of Israel in God’s saving plan. He opens by highlighting how Israel’s heritage and legacy include being God’s children, having God’s covenants, being given God’s law, participating in worship of God, and receiving divine promises.

Gospel:   Matthew 14:13-21

After John the Baptist is murdered, Jesus desires a time of solitude.  Still, his compassion for others will not allow him to dismiss those who need him, and he is moved to perform one of his greatest miracles.