Sunday, September 10, 2023
The readings for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A focus on a conversion of heart. We are encouraged to overcome sinfulness and to go beyond merely following the letter of the law and to truly love. And we are to support each other along the path to holiness and help each other overcome our sinfulness.
Daily Mass Readings for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A
- First reading – Ezekiel 33:7-9: “But if you warn the wicked, trying to turn him from his way, and he refuses to turn from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but you shall save yourself.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9: “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
- Second reading – Romans 13:8-10: “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”
- Gospel – Matthew 18:15-20: “Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Possible themes for this weekend’s readings are conversion of heart, the sacrament of Reconciliation (confession), or overcoming hatred. The Spiritual Works of Mercy could be discussed. Here are some ideas.