Matthew 22:34 – 23:39

Gospel Readings: Matthew 22:34-40 Matthew 22:41-46 Matthew  23:1-39 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 22:34-40 Having fielded a number of questions from different parties aligned with the ruling elite, Jesus now is questioned by the Pharisees. Here, one of the their lawyers...

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Matthew 22:1-33

Gospel Readings: Matthew 22:1-14 Matthew 22:15-22 Matthew  22:23-33   Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 22:1-14 Today’s reading brings to us another difficult parable which traditionally has been read as an allegory—the king is God who is inviting humanity—some humanity—to share in the...

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Matthew 21:23-46

Gospel Readings: Matthew 21:23-27 Matthew 21:28-32 Matthew  21:33-46   Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 21:23-27 Throughout Matthew’s Gospel, the question of authority has been hanging in the air. The reader has known since chapter 7 that it is Jesus, rather than...

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Matthew 21:1-22

Gospel Readings: Matthew 21:1-11 Matthew 21:12-17 Matthew 21:18-22   Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read:  Matthew 21:1-11 The climax of Jesus journey, which began in the imperial city of Caesarea Philippi (M6 16:13, 21) north of Galilee takes place here as Jesus enters...

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