The Word This Week
Sacred Hospitality is our theme: as the letter to the Hebrews says: “remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” True hospitality lies in two things: first the welcome, encouraging the stranger to enter the house and be at home there: secondly, the gift – not just of food or drink, but of time: listening to the stranger, and giving of ourselves to them. This is what makes hospitality costly, but holy, and a true service of Jesus Christ.
First Reading: Genesis 18: 1-10
Responsorial Psalm: The just will live in the presence of the Lord
Second Reading: Colossians 1: 24-28
Gospel: Luke 10: 38-42