Scripture & Tradition: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Epistle: Galatians 5:16-24
Gospel: Matthew 6:24-33
Keep, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy Church with perpetual peace; and because the frailty of man without Thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by Thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation.
– From the Collect for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday’s readings pose both a warning and a potential for reward. The warning? We must put nothing before Christ. The reward? Peace, joy, and freedom from anxiety.
In Sunday’s Epistle, St. Paul is writing to the Galatians, warning them to avoid the “works of the flesh” such