Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 11, 2013


Over the past two weeks, our readings have asked us a common question:  what purpose does it serve?  Two weeks ago, we considered the purpose of prayer.  (We said the purpose, was not to change God’s mind, but rather, our own.)  Last week, we considered the purpose of our human labours and activities (for we recognize that all is vanity and everything is passing.  Only that which serves God and God’s people will endure)

This week, we consider the purpose of faith itself.  In our first reading, we recall the faith our fore fathers and mothers put in God during the Passover – the courage they had, at times by necessity, in secret – keeping the law.

In our Gospel, we are told to always be ready, for God will come when we least expect.  But the heart of our lesson on faith is found in the second reading as it depicts a bit of salvation history.

CLICK HERE  for the readings for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalm 33; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:35-40)


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