Word for the Weekend: October 20

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Boston Red Sox fans will need to be careful not to confuse the image above with the one below!

Persistence in prayer - that's the story in the scriptures this Sunday, the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. (And no, the persistent prayer here has nothing to do with the ALCS!) 

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The painting above features Joshua's victory over the Amalekites but the real force here isn't in Joshua's troops, it's in Moses' arms, supported by Aaron and Hur.  That's them up on the hill, out of the fray, in the background.  Want to read more about this in Exodus?  Check out this Sunday's readings and commentary on them here.  The day's gospel passage (Luke) is tame by comparison.  A judge is worn out with the persistent pleading of a widow in court.  Check the same link for the rest of the story.

Bringing children to church with you this weekend?  Help them prepare to hear the Word with some hints from this page.

But wait - there's more! Persistence won't let go in this weekend's scriptures.  Paul reminds Timothy "to be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient."

Whether "convenient or inconvenient," take some time to ponder and pray over these texts - read and listen for what the Lord is saying to you...


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