Word for the Weekend: August 14

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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 (and commentary on them) address the relationship of Jews and Gentiles in the redeeming plan of God's love.

There's a problem with the link at the St. Louis site: readings are here.

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 on 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!

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  1. Thank you for the nudge and inspiration to look ahead to this (and every!) weekend's readings. Having done so today, I'm glad I have a few days to think about this Gospel passage and what it means to us -- I look forward to your insight on this as well.

  2. I couldn't get the scriptures to open. "Page Not Found" comes up on USCCB page.


  3. Thanks - there's a problem with the St. Louis Liturgy site - I've inserted functioning link in the post.


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