Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23
Life’s struggles are often felt to be in vain.

Colossians 3:1-5. 9-11
Heavenly life calls for a heavenly attitude.

Luke 12:13-21
Wealth, selfishly desired, only leads to woe.

Genesis 18: 20-32
Abraham beseeches God to have mercy on the sinful city.

Colossians 2: 12-14
Paul reflects on what God has done for us through our baptism.

Luke 11: 1-13
Prayer means trusting God to be a loving Father.

Deuteronomy 30: 10-14
Moses tells the people that they must obey the voice of the Lord by keeping the commandments that are written in their hearts.

Colossians 1: 15-20
St Paul proclaims that Jesus Christ is the image of the unseen God through whom all was created and in whom all things are reconciled to God.

Luke 10: 25-37
In response to the challenge of a lawyer, Jesus gives us the parable of the good Samaritan, which shows us who our neighbour is.

Genesis 18: 1-10
At the hottest, least hospitable time of day, Abraham goes out from the comfort and cool of his tent to offer rest and refreshment to travellers.  In this simple work he and Sarah have their lives transformed, touched by God’s promise.

Colossians 1: 24-28
In witnessing to the great mystery of God’s love in the Gospel, Paul discovers that his very bodily living, even in suffering, is a way of service and love.

Luke 10: 38-42
In the Gospel we meet Jesus in a familiar, domestic setting, with familiar household chores and tensions.

Isaiah 66: 10-14
“Rejoice, Jerusalem,” says the prophet. Jerusalem’s days of mourning are over; all will delight in her new found glory.

Galatians 6: 14-18
St Paul says the only thing he will boast about is the cross of Lord Jesus Christ.  He owes everything to Christ.

Luke 10: 1-2. 17-20
Seventy-two people are sent out with what we would call today a serious lack of preparation.  Disciples should not waste time on preparations for Christ’s mission.