Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - July 17, 2016

Introductions for Readers

Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Amos 8:1-12

In the fourth vision of his planned devastation, God threatens to punish the Israelites for fraudulent business practices which particularly affect the poor and needy. There is a word-play on “summer fruit” and “end”: in Hebrew the words sound alike.

Colossians 1:15-28

The Christians of Colossae hear of Christ, in whom the entirety of God resides, who draws all things together, and who is the head of all created-ness.

Luke 10:38-42

In Jesus’ day, to sit at someone’s feet was to be his disciple. Jesus praises Mary’s discipleship. Her role is exemplary but Jesus also values Martha’s role.

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