Embracing Standards of Righteousness

The Prayer of the Day:

O God, strength of all who hope in you, because we are weak mortals we accomplish nothing good
without you. Help us to see and understand the things we ought to do, and give us grace and power to
do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.


Worship Insight:

 In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community. We too are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do so means life for us.

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