Weekly Readings: Proper 17

  • First reading and Psalm
    • Exodus 3:1-15
    • Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
  • Second reading
    • Romans 12:9-21
  • Gospel
    • Matthew 16:21-28

Theme: Rather than trying to scold God, we must take up our cross and allow God to set us on fire with the Holy Spirit, which burns without destroying.

Prayer: Father, I want to participate in the work of your Son; please open me up to the fire of the Spirit, so I might be able to bear my cross. Amen.

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