The grumbling of the Pharisees and the scribes in today’s gospel is actually our holy hope: This Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. That our God wills to seek and to save the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope. As Paul’s first letter to Timothy reminds us, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Thanks be to God.


O God, overflowing with mercy and compassion, you lead back to yourself all those who go astray. Preserve your people in your loving care, that we may reject whatever is contrary to you and may follow all things that sustain our life in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

This Weeks Readings

September 15, 2019 - Fourteen Sunday after Pentecost
MondayAmos 7:1-6
1 Timothy 1:18-20
Psalm 73
TuesdayJonah 3:1-10
2 Peter 3:8-13
Psalm 73
WednesdayJob 40:6-14; 42:1-6
Luke 22:31-33, 54-62
Psalm 73
ThursdayExodus 23:1-9
Romans 3:1-8
Psalm 113
FridayEzekiel 22:17-31
Romans 8:31-39
Psalm 113
SaturdayIsaiah 5:8-23
Mark 12:41-44
Psalm 113
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