2nd Class Feast: 16th Sunday After Pentecost
The theme of this Sunday’s Mass exhorts us to be faithful to our tasks as disciples. The grace of God is sufficient to fulfill its obligation for us and that there is nothing to fear.
The Introit for this Mass call upon God to have mercy on the Christian. “Have mercy on me Oh Lord for I have cried all the day…”
The Collect says: “May thy grace, we beseech Thee, O Lord, ever go before us and follow us: and make us continually intent upon good works. Through our Lord…”
The Epistle is taken from Ephesians 3:13-21. St. Paul Exhorts us to follow him, not to loose heart but to be able by God’s grace to comprehend the consolation that comes from God.
The Gospel is from Luke 14:1-11. Jesus teaches us that the humble shall be exalted. Thus when we are in deep problems or adversity the more that we should humble ourselves rather than complain. Complaining is also a form of pride and a lack of submission.