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the Promised Land

Gate Pa – Year A 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time - 2020 Readings: Psalm Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 First Reading:               Deuteronomy 34:1-12                     Second Reading: 1 Thess 2:1-8                                  Gospel:               Matthew 22: 34-46      What I want to say: I want to use the Deuteronomy reading and MLK’s use of it in his last sermon as a springboard to explore our vision of the “Promised Land” Where are we heading to and hoping for? What shapes that vision and hope? What I want to happen: Invite people to prayerfully reflect on their vision of the promised land, and how we are invited to do to live that out The Sermon1.Introduction:Video of end of MLK’s last sermon on April 3 1968 in Memphis Tennessee He was assassinated the next day He, like Moses in our first reading today -Had been to the mountain top and seen the promised land He, like Moses, was not to get there. So what was the promised land? 2.Retreat with Justin10 1/2 years ago, and again 9 years ago Attended re…