Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Call to Worship [Based on James 2:1-17 and Mark 7:24-37]

Worship is a school, and as people worship they become.
If we worship wealth, we become grasping;
If we worship power, we become ruthless;
If we worship Light, we become wiser;
If we worship Love, we become more compassionate.
We have been possessed by the spirits all around us;
We have served at the altars of idols;
our hearts have been blinded and deafened.

Turn, and be healed.
Let us worship God.

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My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ?

“He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

James 2:1 and Mark 7:37

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Image: “Summer,” (detail), Pieter Breughel the Younger / Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

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