03 Aug

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 32:22-31e. Jacob wrestles with a "man" at the Jabbok and is renamed Israel because he has "striven with God and with humans, and has prevailed." 

Romans 9:1-5. Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, declares his great concern and anguish for his own people. 

Matthew 14:13-21. Upon hearing of the death of John the Baptist, Jesus and the disciples withdraw to a quiet place, but the crowd follows, and more than 5000 people are fed. 



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