Sunday's Readings

10/27 Readings: Home of Humility

No right prayer, therefore, will sound like this: “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income”

10/20 Readings: Inner Law of Christ

Faith is not, in the end, advanced by seeing God only as the agency of goodness measured by human ease and pleasure. In this case, all misfortune, testing, trial, and pain would be evidence of where God is not.

10/6 Readings: The Faith of Jesus Christ

The sentences about faith “the size of a mustard seed” having the power to uproot a mulberry tree show the power of faith to accomplish an extraordinary (though useless) movement of a tree from land to sea.

9/29 Readings: A Rule for the Rich

The rich have their temptations, but they also have opportunities for great gain in godliness. This takes discipline and humility and a determined generosity rooted in mercy. This is hard, but not impossible. 

8/25 Readings: Released on the Sabbath

Notwithstanding the legitimate need for a livelihood, the setting aside of “self-interest” for a time helps to strengthen families and communities, allowing a space for mutual engagement in common life and shared interests.