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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 3, 2012

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Our readings this week set up the tension that runs through the Bible and our tradition:  the tension between law and grace.

In the first reading, Moses says very clearly that the Israelites were not to add or subtract from the law, but then in our Gospel, Jesus challenges the Pharisees when they question the obedience of his disciples to the law.

One might be tempted to believe that the grace of Jesus replaces the laws given to Moses, but that is not the case.  Rather, we could not have one without the other.

CLICK HERE for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; Psalm 15; James 1:17-18,21-22,27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23)

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