Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
- Psalm 85:8-13
- Romans 10:5-15
- Matthew 14:22-33
The Lord restored the trickster Jacob
and the Israelites who bore his name
whenever they fell into trouble and woe
time and time again.
Whenever the people went astray,
wrath begot forgiveness.
How sweet it was to be restored,
receiving loving kindness!
Life is more than staying alive;
the wholeness of life is shalom.
Peace is more than the absence of war;
the presence of God is shalom.
Restore us now to full communion
and save our generation.
Show us now your steadfast love
and grant us your salvation.
August 9, 2020
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