Devotional

For Your Reflection:

14th Sunday after Pentecost
The grumbling of the Pharisees and the scribes in today’s gospel is actually our holy hope:  This Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them.  That our God wills to seek and to save the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope.  As Paul’s first letter to Timothy reminds us, ” The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”  Thanks be to God.
SCRIPTURE READINGS
SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
Scriptures for September
1 Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psa. 81:1,10-
16; Heb. 13:1-8,15-16; Luke
14:1,7-14
8 Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psa. 139:1-
6,13-18; Phil. 1:1-21; Luke
14:25-33
15 Jeremiah 4:11-12,22-28; Psa.
14; 1 Tim.1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10
22 Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psa. 79:1-9;
1 Tim. 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13
29 Jeremiah 32:1-3a,6-15; Psa. 91:1-6,14-16; 1 Tim. 6:6-19;
Luke 16:19-31