The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

(omitted in 2014, 18 Oct. 2015)

The Collect:
O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of your bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech you, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that you would have [be] done; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Readings:
Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 145:15-22; Ephesians 5:15-21; Matthew 22:1-14

Reflection:
One of the prominent images in Scripture for our union with God is a marriage. The Proverbs contain a sort of invitation to dine with God; the Gospel Parable describes the varied responses people have to that invitation; the Epistle, therefore, teaches us how to respond to God’s invitation. We are reassured in the Psalm of God’s love and care for us. Thus we ask God, in the Collect, for his protection as we learn how to respond to him cheerfully – in love.

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About Fr. Brench

I'm an Anglican Priest and a sci-fi geek. Therefore, I write about liturgy & spiritual formation, theology & biblical studies, and Doctor Who. But I keep those blogs separate so I don't confuse too many people!
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