Tomorrow, the feast of All Saints, we will offer thanks in Holy Eucharist for all of our loved ones who now live with God and also renew our own baptismal promises that make us part of their number. Hopefully, every one of our St. Alban's community can join us for this special day!
For bible study this week, we'll be reading in Nehemiah about the the return of the exiles to Jerusalem and their difficulties there. The Samaritans had taken over Jerusalem and were not living the Law. Nehemiah and Ezra got everyone back on track insisting on living the Law and also that the poorer folks, coming home to nothing and just trying to survive, be looked after by the wealthier folks who had resources.
In the New Testament, we'll be reading in the Book of Revelation. The message of Revelation is important for our day as it was in the first Century for persecuted Christians: God is ultimately in control of creation and history. When human beings create wars and woe instead of peace, these actions become God's judgement upon us.
In the Gospel, study Matthew in Chapter 13, and following, about the need to re-orient ones life to God.
Happy studying! If anyone has reflections or questions to share, please email me.
Saint Alban Episcopal Mission (English) meets for mass every Sunday at 10:00 A.M. (see welcome letter at sidebar) at Casa Convento Concepcion, 4a Calle Oriente No. 41, Antigua, Guatemala.