On the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, with Revelation 12:7-12 as our text, we examine what Scripture, tradition, and our Lord have to say about angels. The other appointed texts were Psalm 103:19-22 and John 1:47-51.
Believing is not just an internal affair. Our faith breaks forth out of our heart and shows itself in the deeds of our lives. The texts for this Sunday were1 Timothy 2:1-7, Psalm 79:1-9, and Luke 16:1-13
This Sunday we considered Jesus' hard saying in Luke 14:25-33, "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple." “So set your loves in order!” commanded Augustine. This is the essence of discipleship; it is to love God as your highest priority so to rightly order all other loves in life.
This Sunday we considered the opening verses of Hebrews 13,
Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Here are eight practical things you can do to practice hospitality:
- Pray and begin inviting people into your life. Meet for coffee, share a meal!
- If you find God beginning to be present, invite them to your spiritual home. Bring them to church!
- Start to invite one another to lunch after church!
- Host a small group!
- Support our church suppers!
- Volunteer in the food pantry!
- Volunteer to be an usher – on behalf of Holy Trinity you are welcoming people every week!
- Pass the peace like you mean it. Engage your brothers and sisters in Christ knowing he has chosen you for one another.