Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - July 24, 2016

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Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Hosea 1:2-10

The people of Israel have deserted the worship of God and have taken up devotion to other gods. Their covenant (or pact) with God is likened to a marriage contract. They have become like prostitutes in wandering off to spouses other than God.

Colossians 2:6-15,(16-19)

Some Christians at Colossae have tried to synthesize Christianity with other religions. All power in creation comes from Christ, so seeking power in other traditions is an empty deceit, a futile exercise.

Luke 11:1-13

Religious communities then and now have a distinctive way of praying. We address God personally as “Father”. He is a caring, gracious and loving parent. The Church has come to use Matthew’s version of the Lord’s Prayer, but some early Christians used Luke’s version.

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