Called to Reflect Christ’s Love and Mercy

Called to Reflect Christ's Love and Mercy

Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, 09/18/2022, Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia, IL

Today’s first reading (Jeremiah 8) highlights conflicts between God and His people when they oppose God’s will. The Gospel (Luke 16) shares a parable where a dishonest steward (manager) goes to extreme levels of dishonesty. Jesus’s audience for this parable had many Pharisees and Scribes who were following the letter of the law and not accepting Jesus’s message. In the second reading (1 Timothy 2), Paul tells Christians to pray for leaders of other countries for the betterment of human kind.

As Baptized Christians, we are called to reflect Christ’s love and mercy into our world throughout our lives. We are called to reflect Christ as members of His body and to express Christ’s loving and concern, embracing others regardless of their behavior or background.

(Readings: Jeremiah 8: 18- 9:1; Psalms 79: 1-9; 1 Timothy 2: 1-7; Luke 16: 1-13)

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