Pentecost XXIII – Br. Curtis Almquist

Pentecost XXIII

Mark 12:38-44

38 As he taught, he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40 They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. Continue reading

Listen – Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Shema Yisrael” – “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”

This is the great prayer in Judaism – often just called the ‘Shema’ after the first word –‘hear’ or ‘listen’.  ‘Hear O Israel’.  It is the prayer we heard read in the Book of Deuteronomy. Continue reading