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A Religion of Grace

August 20, 2017

Christians have said for centuries that everything is a grace, that no one deserves anything, and therefore we should never complain about inequities. How can this be fair that some people are clearly chosen by God while others are not? Well, with this dilemma in mind, let’s look at our first reading and our Gospel for today. These passages reveal that Israel is named a chosen people not for their own sake but for the sake of the whole world. The key to understanding grace is that it is given to be given away.  

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 56:1-7 
Psalm – Psalm 67:2-8
Reading 2 – Romans 11:13-32
Gospel – Matthew 15:21-28