In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community. We, too, are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do so means life for us.


Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37


O God, the strength of all who hope in you, because we are weak mortals we accomplish nothing good without you. Help us to see and understand the things we ought to do, and give us grace and power to do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

This Weeks Readings

MondayExodus 20:1-21
James 1:2-8
Psalm 119:9-16
TuesdayDeuteronomy 23:21-24:4, 10-15
James 2:1-13
Psalm 119:9-16
WednesdayProverbs 2:1-15
Matthew 19:1-12
Psalm 119:9-16
ThursdayExodus 22:21-27
1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
Psalm 119:33-40
FridayLeviticus 6:1-7
Galatians 5:2-6
Psalm 119:33-40
SaturdayLeviticus 24:10-23
Matthew 7:1-12
Psalm 119:33-40
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