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Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A First Reading Isaiah 22:19–23 Response Psalm 138:8bc Psalm Psalm 138:1–3, 6, 8 Second Reading Romans 11:33–36 Gospel Acclamation Matthew 16:18 Gospel Matthew 16:13–20 Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Why pray? Why study the Bible? Why believe in God?

What does those questions have to do with your employment and employer in the natural life? The answers may amaze you. You first must answer an ad for a job position. With the Lord its "Harden not your heart (Heb. 3:8)." There are certain qualifications for the earthly job, but with God, come as you are. God will have you no other way. What are the wages for the position applying for? With God there is a two-fold guarantee: "23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23 (KJV 1900)) Upon getting your earthly job and knowing the S.O.P. (Standard Operational Procedure) book which is also know as the jobs bible; God says to study his Bible's Word to know of his commandments and precepts so that you will be able to to know right from wrong: (2 Tim. 2:15-17a; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). Believing in God is the right thing to do because, "7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me." (Deuteron…