The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Mark’s gospel is alone in saying that Jesus looked on him and loved him. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you own and give it to the poor. Our culture bombards us with the message that we will find life by consuming. Our assemblies counter this message with the invitation to find life by divesting for the sake of the other.


Almighty and ever-living God, increase in us your gift of faith, that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to what lies ahead, we may follow the way of your commandments and receive the crown of everlasting joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Psalm 90:12-17
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31

This Weeks Readings

October 14, 2018 - Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
MondayObadiah 1-9
Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 26
TuesdayObadiah 10-16
Revelation 8:1-5
Psalm 26
WednesdayObadiah 17-21
Luke 16:19-31
Psalm 26
ThursdayGenesis 14:17-24
Romans 15:7-13
Psalm 91:9-16
FridayIsaiah 47:1-9
Revelation 17:1-18
Psalm 91:9-16
SaturdayIsaiah 47:10-15
Luke 22:24-30
Psalm 91:9-16
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