Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Word for the Weekend


Image by John Suler

Whether you're on vacation or not, it's time to turn to the scriptures for this coming weekend and prepare for hearing what the Lord will speak to us. (In fact, if you are on vacation - you have more time than usual to do so!)

The scriptures address the relationship of Jews and Gentiles in the redeeming plan of God's love.

Of this Sunday's texts John Kavanaugh, SJ writes at the site linked above:

Isaiah announced a God whose salvation and justice would be open to aliens. “For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” Thus, the psalmist wrote that all nations would come to praise God. St. Paul, in his reconciling claims of Jew and Gentile, reminded the Romans that a more universal truth of God’s mercy is revealed in the failures of both.
You'll need to click the link to see how hungry dogs, sitting under the dinner table waiting for a snack, figure into this take on salvation history!

Got kids? Here's where to go to help them prepeare for this Sunday. If you have a dog or your child knows a family with a dog - there's a great image here to start the conversation.

-ConcordPastor

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I cannot figure out what this visual is. It looks like two fingers that have been cut off and a carrot in a hand. Am I missing something?

ConcordPastor said...

Well, I had hoped that the visual would catch your eye - but it may be too obscure.

Let's wait a bit, Anonymous, and see if anyone checks in with the answer.

And, I presume you read the gospel text yourself?

Anonymous said...

Well, I've heard of "birds-eye" view but this seems to be a dog's eye view -- the underside of a dinner table, the ceiling fan/lightfixture, and the kind-hearted diner who feeds the dog!
Cookie

ConcordPastor said...

A bird's eye view, a dog's eye view - and a keen eye's view: the award goes to Cookie!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Cookie. I never would have figured this one out without your help. And yes, CP, I had read the scriptures, but to no avail in figuring out your visual!

ConcordPastor said...

H/T to Anonymous for commenting on the obscurity of the visual on this post! Thank you! Without such helpful comments - how's a blogger gonna learn?

Be assured that I have learned a lesson about obscure visuals! I pledge to be more straightforward in the future.

Anonymous said...

It may not be your visual. It may be me! If the hand had been holding a dog biscuit, I would have gotten it! We are having a simply gorgeous day today - 70s, clear air, blue sky. I hope you are now having good weather in P-Town!