Devotional

For Your Reflection: 

 

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Sunday October 17, 2021

Today’s Theme: Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who will be closest to Jesus, leading to Jesus teaching his followers about God’s take on importance and power.  Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great.  When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression.  We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS
SUNDAYS IN OCTOBER 2021
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Isa. 25:6-9; Psalm 133, Rev. 7:9-17; Luke 24:13-35
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Job 23:1-9,16-17; Psalm 22:1-15, Heb. 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31
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Job 38:1-7,34-41; Psalm 104:1-9,24,35b; Heb. 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45
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Job 42:1-6,10-17; Psalm 34:1-8,19-22; Heb. 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52
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Isa. 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Rev. 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44