Word for the Weekend: June 12

June 12 is the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time. You'll find the scriptures of the day and commentary on them here. Bringing kids to church with you?  Here are some tips for helping them prepare to hear the Word this weekend. 

The first lesson, from 2 Samuel, finds Nathan confronting Kind David on his dual sins of adultery and murder. The passage ends with David's confession and an affirmation of God's mercy.

Summed up, the second lesson (from Galatians) tells us that the law has made itself obsolete because salvation comes not from the law but from Christ.  (That does not, however, condone a lawless life: the new law of love is far more demanding than the old!)

The gospel passage from Luke tells the story of the sinful woman who washed Jesus' feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. Within this scene, Jesus poses a question to Simon, the Pharisee to whose house Jesus had been invited: which debtor will love the forgiving creditor more: the one who owed a larger amount or the one who owed a smaller amount? As with David in the first lesson today, the sinful woman is sent on her way with the blessing of God's mercy.

Perhaps like me, you're in need of God's mercy...  If so, take a look at these texts!


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