Sunday Scripture: Lord, to whom shall we go?
By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, SC
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Psalm 34:2-3, 16-21; Ephesians 5:2a, 25-32; John 6:60-69
Our texts this week center on the theme of serving the Lord God in fidelity to their covenant relationship with Him. The first reading takes up the theme at a point in history when those who had regained Palestine would renew their covenant with their God similar to the one their fathers had at Sinai. They reflected on the exodus event and the great signs God gave them as they worked their way back to their own land. Because of that history they chose to serve the Lord their God.
With the psalmist we can raise our voices and bless God at all times. “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together….The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears toward their cry” (Psalm 34).Sister Betty Jane is a faculty member at the Athenaeum of Ohio.