Pastor's Corner: Who is part of the group and who is not?
Last updated 9/24/2021 at 7:47am
In my Roman Catholic tradition, this weekend's readings for Sunday come from the book of Numbers 11:25-29, also from the letter of James 5:1-6 and from the Gospel of Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48.
In the reading from Numbers, Moses speaks to God saying that he needs help to minister to the people. God tells Moses to develop a list of 70 elders upon whom he will place a portion of His spirit on. After the Spirit of God had been given, Joshua has a problem because two of the elders who are on the list to receive the Spirit of God had not strictly followed the orders given by Moses and stayed in t...