These are the lessons of the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost. In the Old Testament reading, the Lord performs a miracle to bear witness to His presence among His people. The Psalm echoes the Lord's power over His creation to deliver those who call out to him in distress. Within the epistle, Paul speaks of the servant's heart of those who share the gospel, and draws a contrast to those who lay burdens upon others. This is a message that was previously given by our Lord in the Gospel reading in Matthew.
May we accept this not as a human word, but as what it really is, God's word, which is also at work in us as believers.
A Reading from the Old Testament
A Reading from the Psalms
A Reading from the Epistles
A Reading from the Gospel
Your steadfast love endures from age to age, O living God, for in Christ you provide tender care for your people. Instruct us in your way of humble service, that we may imitate the saving deeds of Christ who humbled himself for our salvation, and is now exalted with you in splendor for ever and ever. Amen.