Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the week — Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2
Sunday, October 16 — Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8
You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. Deuteronomy 16:19
How can you believe when you accept glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the one who alone is God? John 5:44
God of creation, teach us that we cannot glorify you when we are contributors to injustice, oppression, and the destruction of your creation. Search our hearts and lead us to truth, that we, and our world, may be healed. Amen.