Today’s gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a child does?


Sovereign God, you have created us to live in loving community with one another. Form us for life that is faithful and steadfast, and teach us to trust like little children, that we may reflect the image of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 8 (5)
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

This Weeks Readings

October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
MondayDeuteronomy 22:13-30
1 Corinthians 7:1-9
Psalm 112
TuesdayDeuteronomy 24:1-5
1 Corinthians 7:10-16
Psalm 112
WednesdayJeremiah 3:6-14
Matthew 5:27-36
Psalm 112
ThursdayDeuteronomy 5:1-21
Hebrews 3:7-19
Psalm 90:12-17
FridayDeuteronomy 5:22-33
Hebrews 4:1-11
Psalm 90:12-17
SaturdayAmos 3:13-4:5
Matthew 15:1-9
Psalm 90:12-17
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