Sunday, July 23, 2023
The readings for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A are focused on the Kingdom of God. The first reading (Wisdom 12:13, 16-19) reminds us that God desires justice and has shown us the way of kindness. The psalm (Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16) says “Lord, you are good and forgiving”. The second reading (Romans 8:26-27) tells us that the Spirit aids us in our weakness. And in the gospel (Matthew 13:24-43) Jesus gives us several parables related to the Kingdom of God, including the parable of the weeds in the wheat, the parable of the mustard seed, and the parable of the yeast.
So our role in building the Kingdom of God are topics for this Sunday. This could include the Corporal Works of Mercy and social justice topics. Here are some ideas: