Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ordinary Time: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Old Testament Lesson

Generosity is a very good thing. Being kind to one another is a very good thing. Today, David gives Maon the chance to show hospitality and grace, and he refuses. He doesn't want to let loose of any of his food or drink to help David, even after all David did to help his servants. He has the chance to be generous and help another. And he doesn't.

May we not miss the chance today to help one another. May we not miss the chance today to show God's love and mercy to each other, by loving one another. May we show hospitality and grace.

New Testament Lesson

One of the things Paul and Barnabas were able to do was to remind people, they were the important ones, God was. They weren't preaching for pride, or to get attention or to make money. They were preaching to spread the Gospel, to show God's love and mercy to all that needed it. They living in such a way that they pointed to heaven in all they did.

Not matter what we do today, no matter what our job is, may we live in such a way that we are always an arrow pointing to heaven.

Gospel Lesson

The kingdom of heaven might look that that mustard seed to some. Small, unimportant, not worth worrying over. But, if you've ever worked in the hot sun, you know how important a good shade tree can be. The mustard seed is a great shade tree. To those that need shade, it is very important.

To those of us that need grace, the kingdom is very important. It is life, it is hope, it is peace. It might not look like much to non believers, but to those of us that believe, ti is the very hope of our lives. May we always live a life of hope, because of the great hope we have in God.

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