Sunday, October 15, 2023

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the week — O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things. Isaiah 25:1

Sunday, October 15 — Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23
Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14

The righteous know the rights of the poor. Proverbs 29:7

Jesus said, “When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you.” Luke 14:13-14

Who are our sisters and brothers, O Lord, but all of your children? Why are the people who discomfort and disquiet us the most usually the ones who help us grow and mature? May we not hesitate to practice radical hospitality as we learn to recognize and honor your divinity in all others. Amen.