Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - July 10, 2016

Introductions for Readers

Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Amos 7:7-17

During a time of prosperity, the people of Israel have become religiously and socially corrupt. God shows Amos how much they fail to measure up to his ways, as a plumb line shows the crookedness of a wall – and the need to rebuild it completely.

Colossians 1:1-14

Paul begins his letter to the Christian community at Colossae (in western Asia Minor) with a prayer of thanksgiving and intercession. The Church, both there and throughout the Roman Empire, is growing.

Luke 10:25-37

Jesus has prepared emissaries for a mission beyond Israel. They have returned and reported their success. Now a lawyer, an expert in interpreting Mosaic Law, challenges Jesus. Who can inherit eternal life?

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