When Amos told what he saw when God held up the plumb line of justice next to Israel—that the poor were being trampled—he was a threat to the power of priests and king. John the Baptist also spoke truth to power, and Herod had him beheaded. In Herod’s fear that Jesus is John returned from the dead, we may hear hope for the oppressed: that all the prophets killed through the ages are alive in Jesus. We are called to witness to justice in company with them.


O God, from you come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works. Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Amos 7:7-15
Psalm 85:8-13
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
MondayAmos 5:1-9
Acts 21:27-39
Psalm 142
TuesdayAmos 9:1-4
Acts 23:12-35
Psalm 142
WednesdayAmos 9:11-15
Luke 7:31-35
Psalm 142
ThursdayJeremiah 10:1-16
Colossians 1:15-23
Psalm 23
FridayJeremiah 10:17-25
Acts 17:16-31
Psalm 23
SaturdayJeremiah 12:1-13
Luke 18:35-43
Psalm 23
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