Sunday, July 11, 2021
The readings for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B are a call to spread the gospel in our communities. In the first reading (Amos 7:12-15) Amos explains that he is a prophet because that is what God told him to do, not to benefit for himself. The psalm (Psalm 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14) speaks of God’s truth and justice. In the second reading (Ephesians 1:3-14 OR 1:3-10) we are reminded that God has chosen us and given us wisdom. And in the gospel (Mark 6:7-13) Jesus sends his disciples out in pairs to preach and heal.
This selection from scripture could lead to a discussion of evangelization and the importance of not walking alone. Here are some ideas: