Sunday, August 27, 2023
The readings for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A remind us that God’s wisdom is not the same as our own wisdom. In the first reading (Isaiah 22:19-23) we hear that God has the power to remove the mighty from their positions of leadership. The psalm (Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6, 8) rejoices that ” The Lord is exalted, yet the lowly he sees”. In the second reading (Romans 11:33-36) Paul tells us that we cannot know the mind of God, as his wisdom and knowledge are beyond us. And in the gospel (Matthew 16:13-20) Simon Peter declares that Jesus is the Christ, and Jesus declares that this is a revelation from the Father.
Possible topics for this Sunday are Church authority, faith, and prayer. Here are some ideas: