Bulletin Shorts for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin Shorts for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 25 October 2020 

Exodus 22:20-26.  Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51.  1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10.  Matthew 22:34-40.

Love God, Neighbor, Self.  There are 613 Old Testament laws guiding faithful behavior.  The Exodus writer tells us some:  do not molest or oppress aliens, do not wrong widows and orphans, do to extort money from the poor, do not, do not, do not.  Jesus gives us a summary in two laws (rooted in Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18):  (1) Love God with everything you have and are and (2) Love the neighbor as your very self.

  • What will I do to love a foreigner, an alien, someone not like me?
  • What will I do for someone who is poor, hungry, out of work?
  • What will I do?
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.
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