Convergences of three streams of church energies unite into a powerful river. At the mouth of the river, there is a delta of rich, fertile soil where wheat for the bread of life can grow. Nothing is to impede the sacred flow that brings the richness of God’s grace to all.
The week begins with four power-principles that Christ lays before his disciples to ensure access to grace. First: the strong warning against scandal; the word in Greek, skandalon, refers to the stick that holds up a trap for an animal; second: freeing the other by forgiveness; third: faith, even as minute as a mustard seed; fourth: God owes us nothing; all that we receive from God is pure, gratuitous grace—unmerited, free, ever-flowing.
Pray that you receive the impact of today’s reading so that the flow of saving grace can move out from you into the sea of peace.
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Example: Lord, uproot what’s binding me. v. 6
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
In year C, we generally read from the Gospel of St. Luke.
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