Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 18:1-14; Colossians 1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42

It’s been said, “You can’t out-give God.” How true that is! While there is great joy in serving God, it’s what we receive from Him that will always be “the one thing needful”. Martha’s desire to honor Jesus with her hospitality is admirable, but untimely. Mary recognizes a rare opportunity to sit at Jesus’ feet and soak in his life-giving words, and she will not pass it up! Are you affording yourself that same time to be fed “the better portion”? (Lk 10)

The LORD visits the tent of Abraham and Sarah. While Abraham rushes to show hospitality, the LORD has a far greater gift to give them in return. Sarah will receive her promised child within the year! The news is so unbelievable that Sarah laughs. “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Gn 18)

In the epistle lesson, Paul describes Christ as our peacemaker. By his bloody death on the cross, Christ has reconciled us to God and made us holy and blameless in God’s eyes. (Col 1)