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Kommunicating Kerygma (ke·ryg·ma)
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Luke 14:1, 7-14
In last week’s gospel, Jesus was asked how many would be saved. His response focused not on how many would be saved; but on who God saves. The gospel concluded with Jesus stating that in the final realm of God… “Some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.” (Luke 13:30) You may also recall that someone in the crowd reminded Jesus that they had eaten and drank with Jesus as a way to claim a relationship with Jesus that entitled them to be counted among those who would be saved. The importance of table fellowship in this culture is part of the cultural background for the gospel for this Sunday.
Stewardship Theme for Fall Treasure Pledge Appeal
The St. Matthias Stewardship Committee is pleased to announce the theme for the 2016 Fall Treasure Pledge appeal:
GRACE – GRATITUDE – GENEROSITY
In today’s Gospel, Jesus challenges the social structure of
the Pharisees and teaches his hosts and their guests some
profound lessons in humility. Pharisees maintained deep
social divisions between who they considered “holy” and “unholy,”
rich and poor, honored and despised. They didn’t invite someone
to a banquet or dinner who couldn’t reciprocate. And the lowly,
the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind had no capacity
Good stewards realize that if they embrace a humility
that allows them to be generous to those who cannot repay
them, they give evidence of having the kind of heart that
will enjoy the Lord’s intimate friendship. This week let’s reflect
on our attitude towards those who cannot repay our
generosity. What is the extent of our hospitality toward others?
Are we generous with those who cannot repay us?
Excerpted from the ICSC Parish Enews August 2016
August 26th, 27th & 28th 2016
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