Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.
1st Reading – 1st Kings 19:16b,19-21
- God tells Elijah to anoint Elisha as a prophet to succeed him.
- Elijah throws his cloak over Elisha as he is plowing with 12 oxen.
Psalm – 16:1-2,5,7-11
- “You are my inheritance, O Lord.”
- We rejoice and take refuge in God who counsels and protects us.
2nd Reading – Galatians 5:1,13-18
- We are called to freedom through the saving action of Christ.
- We live in the Spirit, who calls us to avoid the desire of the flesh and love one another.
Gospel – Luke 9:51-62
- Jesus is rejected by a Samaritan village on his journey to Jerusalem.
- The Lord responds to some of the people who claim to want to follow him.