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Kommunicating Kerygma (ke·ryg·ma)
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 2, 2016
There are just five verses between last week’s gospel, the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, and the text for this week. In those five verses Jesus addresses the disciples about the inevitability of sin. Despite sin being inevitable, its consequences are still tragic for the individual, especially if it leads others to sin. Therefore, Jesus urges the disciples to confront the sinner so that he can turn away from the sin. But the one who falls should be forgiven, seven times a day if need be. Following these teachings on sin, Luke presents Jesus again addressing the disciples on faithfulness. That is the gospel text for this week.
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
From today’s second reading, we are made to realize, like Timothy, that Christ’s call is meant for us all. Good stewards realize they have everything necessary to live for Christ. “Stir up the fire that is already burning inside you.” Another way to express this thought in the vocabulary of stewardship is, “Use your gifts now! Serve the Lord now! Get involved now! God put the fire inside you but you have to stir up the flame! Let it burn!” Everyone can give witness to Christ’s presence in the world, and most of us can do more than one thing for the Lord. This week, reflect on how you do or CAN “stir into flame” God’s unique gifts you hold within you.
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