Sunday, August 13, 2023
The readings for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A show us that God is Lord over all of the earth. In the first reading (1 Kings 19:9A, 11-13A) God tells us that he will provide for all of our needs and give us life. The psalm (Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14) proclaims that God rules the world with kindness and justice The second reading (Romans 9:1-5) explains that Christ is over all. And in the gospel (Matthew 14:22-33) Jesus walks on water to the disciples, whose boat is being tossed in a storm.
This might be a good time to talk about how we can let Jesus be Lord in our own lives. There is also a theme of recognizing God. Here are some ideas: