Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

04 October 2015

Of Pharisees and Jesus - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

James Tissot [No restrictions or Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons

The Very Rev Daniel P Richards proclaims the hard words of Jesus, Hebrews, and Job. Are we Pharisees or are we Christians? Do we condemn people for their brokenness and sin or do we take them like a little child and bring them back to the grace of a loving and forgiving God again, and again, and again?

Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.