17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 24, 2016
In the first reading, Abraham implores God’s mercy in saving innocent inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. The second reading reminds us that through baptism, we were given new life in Christ and the promise of salvation. The Gospel recounts the disciples asking Jesus to teach them to pray. He does so with the words of the Our Father.
“May each of us who seek something more in our lives than this world can provide, come to experience that mercy as a blessing that, as our Holy Father tells us, ‘knows no bounds and extends to everyone without exception. No one is excluded from God’s mercy.’”
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera