Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Word on the Word

Rom 13:8-10
Mt 18:15-20

Just about that time to reflect on this Sunday's Word, unless you have done it already.
Better yet, sit down with the Word and begin to read, study and pray over it!

The texts are quite strong this weekend with strong sayings.

Find some time to read the texts and background materials to prepare for Mass this Sunday.

The first reading from the prophet Ezekiel gives us fair warning on the rules of the game of life. Do we read the rules? Do we play by them? Whose rules do we follow?

And then Saint Paul lists some of those rules but reminds us that every law finds its ultimate source and meaning in the command that we love one another. It's too easy to say that Jesus and Paul said these simple things in simpler times and so they no longer are to be taken at face value. It's taking what's simple at face value that is the scripture's, and the Lord's, challenge to us.