Weekend Reflections for 9/4/15
The weekday gospel readings for September taken largely from Luke's gospel, chapter 4-9, are mainly about the beginning of Jesus' public ministry. It begins in the province of Galilee, in his home territory. In his preaching Jesus elaborates what it means for him to say that "the Kingdom of God is at hand," and this is revealed in the person of Jesus. The Kingdom is open to everyone: women as well as men, the outcasts of the Jewish community, even public sinners and tax collectors, the Gentiles even those considered unclean or demented. Thegoal of the Kingdom is quite simple: to restore men and women to wholeness, to be at one with their God.
How do the questions/issues/challenges of the Jesus' ministry resonate with me? How does Jesus proclamation of the Kingdom withhis invitation to labor with him and his many different followers attract me, appeal to me? How is Jesus inviting you to labor with him in the work of the Kingdom? You may wish to converse with him about this.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.
PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITY
UPCOMING RETREATS WITH OPENINGS:
Men:9/21, 9/28, 10/1, 10/8, 10/12
Women: 10/5, 11/16, 1/1
First Responder's Retreat: 11/2 - 11/4