10/22/08

Word for the Weekend of October 26



Time to open the bible (or click on the link!) to ponder the scriptures we'll hear proclaimed at Mass this weekend for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Did you run and get your bible?
Good!
Now, open it to Exodus 22:20-26, 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10, and Matthew 22:34-40.

You didn't run and get your bible?
OK!
Click on this link for the weekend's scripture passages and background material on them!

Got kids? Then another click will take you to hints for helping children prepare to hear the Word at Mass this weekend.

The Wisdom text is a good passage to pray over as we consider issues of social justice in this election season. The Thessalonians piece is a continuation of that letter's salutation (the beginning of which we heard last week) and it's a gracious compliment from Paul about his readers' reputation in the faith. (Would that our faith stood out so boldly in the world around us!) The gospel from Matthew gives us the "two great commandments," words we all know and even, perhaps, by heart. We need to be careful lest our familiarity with them cause us to pay them insufficient attention.

-ConcordPastor

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