SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
September 2, 2018
Deut. 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps. 15; James 1: 17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7: 1-8,
Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for
persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted
in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.
responded, "Well did Isaiah prophesy...
honors me with their lips,
hearts are far from me...."'
When God wants
to address a person in the Bible to cause a life change, or stir up
religious fervor, God addresses the heart. The heart is where God
gives insight and places a burning desire for God’s ways in a
person. When God wants to go to work on a person, God goes straight
to the heart.
So we ask
Do my prayers flow from my heart, with deep feelings
Would I describe my heart as open to what God may be
saying to me?
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