Daily Reading and Prayer

August 2021

Aug 31

August 31, 2021

Lk 4:31-37 Jesus travels to Capernaum where on the Sabbath he teaches in the synagogue. He speaks as God’s authoritative representative and demonstrates power over evil. Though the people are astonished and amazed by what they hear and see this is by no means evidence of their faith. I pray that the impact you have on me by your word and...
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Aug 30

August 30, 2021

Lk 4:16-30 The initial praise and acclaim quickly turn to suspicion and ultimately rejection. Jesus tells them that Isaiah’s prophesy is fulfilled “today” in him but they do not hear what he is saying. He likens himself and their rejection of him to two great prophets, Elisha and Elijah, who were also rejected by their own....
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Aug 29

August 29, 2021

Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 In verse 8, Jesus exposes the Pharisee’s hypocritical “lip service” to God’s law. Their interpretation of the ritual has more to do with tradition than with those actions that honor God. Their piety is superficial. Goodness and purity come from within. Don’t we all have the same tendencies as...
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A spiritual reflection on the daily readings that help cultivate a pattern of daily prayer and a deepening relationship with God


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