17 Aug

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 45:1-15.  Joseph, now second in command in Egypt, reveals his identity to his brothers and promises to provide land, food, and protection for the family during the famine and beyond.

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32. Paul concludes his excursus on the theological connection between God's covenant with Israel and the Jewish-Gentile church with a strong affirmation of Israel's place in God's saving intent toward the whole world.

Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28. Jesus tells the crowd that it is what comes out of the heart that pollutes us. Then Jesus discovers great faith coming from a foreigner (the Canaanite woman) who won't take "no" for an answer.



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