Speak Lord: Of the sharing of good news and grace

Living Eucharist

Detail font, French Church

The Liturgy of the Word in Ordinary Time is constructed around the Gospel reading. That establishes the themes explored and commented on in the first reading and psalm. The second reading stands rather apart, being chosen as the next significant passage in a semi-continuous reading of one of the New Testament letters.

At present, our Sunday second readings lead us through the letter of Paul to the Ephesians. And what a notable passage we hear this coming Sunday.

Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ.

Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us in Christ,to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in his presence,determining that we should become his adopted sons, through Jesus Christfor his own kind purposes,
to make us praise the glory of his grace,his free gift to…

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