Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God, such as prostitutes and tax collectors going before others into God’s kingdom. In the reading from Ezekiel the people question whether the ways of the Lord are unfair; instead they are to repent and turn to the Lord. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, looking to the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.


God of love, giver of life, you know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them, keep us from those things that harm us, and guide us in the way of salvation, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm 25:1-9 (6)
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21:23-32

This Week's Readings

MondayJudges 14:1-20
Philippians 1:3-14
Psalm 28
TuesdayJudges 16:1-22
Philippians 1:15-21
Psalm 28
WednesdayJudges 16:23-31
Matthew 9:2-8
Psalm 28
ThursdayJeremiah 2:14-22
Colossians 2:16-23
Psalm 80:7-15
FridayJeremiah 2:23-37
Philippians 2:14-18
Psalm 80:7-15
SaturdayJeremiah 6:1-10
John 7:40-52
Psalm 80:7-15
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