Where You Stand With Your Brother... It is contradictory to desire to draw close to God in one breath, why purposely avoiding and shutting out a brother or sister in Christ in the next breath.
If My Words Remain In You... To the extent that we are living in obedience to Catholic teachings is to the extent that Christ's words "remain in us." Many Catholics are not receiving answers to their prayers because they are picking and choosing which Catholic teachings appeal to their palate and rejecting those teachings that do not. To pick and choose what we want to believe, and to submit to our own opinions and interpretations, is to live as a Protestant, not as a Catholic.
Hospitality Following Jesus' Example 7 21 13 Follow Fr. Scurti for the 16th Sunday in ordinary time. July 21, 2013
Readings for Mass
First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Second Reading: Colossians 1:24-28
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42