Sunday 6/18/2023 Summary
First Reading: Exodus 19:2-8a
At Sinai God assured Israel, “You shall be my treasured possession,” and commissioned them to serve as mediating priests for the nations. The people commit themselves completely to God’s will.
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-8
We are no longer God’s enemies but have peace with God because we were brought into a right relationship with God through Christ’s death.
Gospel: Matthew 9:35—10:8 [9-23]
The mission of Jesus’ followers is to continue the mission of Jesus himself. Here, he instructs his first disciples as to how they might proclaim the gospel through their words and deeds.