Absalom

Wednesday: Reflection on the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Jeremiah 31:1-6 You will plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria and enjoy their fruit.

Semi-continuous 2 Samuel 19:1-18 David comes from mourning Absalom to sit at the city gate. Israel and Judah want David back.

Both John 6:35-40 Jesus says, “I am the bread of life. On the last day I will raise up all who believe.”

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Monday: Reflection on the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary 1 Kings 17:1-16 Elijah predicts a drought and God sends him to the widow of Zarephath.

Semi-continuous 2 Samuel 15:13-31 David flees Jerusalem in the face of Absalom’s revolt.

Both Ephesians 5:1-14 Renounce pagan ways and live as children of the light.

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The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary 1 Kings 19:4-8 An angel brings food and water to Elijah.

Semi-continuous 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 David laments Absalom’s death.

Both Ephesians 4:25-5:2 We should forgive one another, as Christ has forgiven us.

Both John 6:35, 41-51 Jesus says, “I am the bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever.”

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Saturday: Preparation for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary 1 Kings 2:1-9 David instructs Solomon to follow the Lord and instructs him about his (David’s) enemies.

Semi-continuous 2 Samuel 15:1-13 Absalom usurps David’s throne.

Both Matthew 7:7-11 If we human parents give good things to our children, will God not give good things to those who ask?

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Friday: Preparation for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary 2 Samuel 17:15-29 David, warned of a trap, escapes from Jerusalem. Soshi, Machir, and Barzilla bring food and supplies for David and his army.

Semi-continuous 2 Samuel 14:25-33 David forgives Absalom for killing Amnon.

Both Galatians 6:1-10 Don’t grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time if we do not give up.

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Thursday: Preparation for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary 1 Samuel 28:20-25 Food for Saul and his servants.

Semi-continuous 2 Samuel 13:37-14:24 Joab arranges with a wise woman to get David to allow Absalom back in Jerusalem.

Both Romans 15:1-6 Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony.

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Wednesday: Reflection on the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Complementary Isaiah 55:1-9 The thirsty and hungry are invited to eat without cost.

Semi-continuous 2 Samuel 13:20-36 Absalom murders Ammon in revenge for raping his sister Tamar.

Both Mark 8:1-10 Jesus blesses seven loaves, and they are enough to feed four thousand people, with seven baskets left over.

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