This weekend the First Reading presents us with Amos the prophet – an independent speaker of God’s word, a former shepherd and tree-trimmer. God has called him to tend the flock of leaders of Israel by “trimming” their luxurious and unjust ways.

Jesus, in the Gospel, instructs his disciples on how they are to live out their discipleship.

Both texts teach us lessons about i) being free from externals; ii) bringing life to others and iii) reading the signs of the times – signs which help us know how we can best respond for the greater good, not just the good but the greater good.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the Scriptures for the Fifteenth Sunday of the Year.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Amos 7:12-15; Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3-14; & Mark 6:7-13

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