Bulletin Shorts for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin Shorts for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30 August 2020

Jeremiah 20:7-9.  Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9.  Romans 12:1-2.  Matthew 16:21-27.

Overcoming Obstacles.  Jeremiah complains that because of the compelling presence of God within, he cannot not speak God’s message.  Paul urges us not to conform ourselves to this age.  And Peter, trying to protect Jesus, blurts out “God forbid” and becomes an obstacle to Jesus’ mission.  Baptized followers of Jesus must deny, take up the cross, and follow.

  • In denying self, how will I attend to another’s need this week?
  • What is the cross I bear for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven?
  • How will I follow, not the greed of this age, but the goodness of Christian life?
This post was first published on the worship pages of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois website.
Sunday Prayer Shaping Life and Belief
Written by Eliot Kapitan.
Permission is given to use, reprint, and distribute these bulletin shorts in any way you find helpful for your community.
Image credit:  Sandy Manoa,  Unsplash, CC0.

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