Prepare the Way

20 Aug 2017 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on Prepare the Way

Have you noticed that in this particular liturgical cycle/year, since June 25th for the second reading we have been hearing from the Epistle to the Romans.  (This will continue through September 17th.)

The reason for this is that the Church desires that we be familiar with both St. Paul’s Epistle and the Gospels. (Perhaps, this would be a good opportunity to read and reflect on the entire Epistle in the privacy of our homes, as a way of preparing for the bits and pieces which we hear during the Liturgy!)

In today’s reading St. Paul reflects on the fact that while God calls all peoples, and we have a missionary responsibility from Baptism to be agents of that call, nevertheless, the Jews have a special place in salvation history. Not only were they the first to be called, and God’s election is irrevocable, but they prepared the way for the rest of the human race (Gentiles).

According to St. Paul, now in the Christian era it is our turn to prepare the way for them in return. “For all of us are sinners” as St. Paul reminds us, we all are in need of forgiveness and God’s salvation through Jesus, the Messiah.

All are called to the fellowship of the Lord’s table. We have a role to play in this!

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