Sunday, September 24, 2023
The readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A highlight God’s generosity. In the first reading (Isaiah 55:6-9) we are told that God does not think the way we think. The psalm (Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18) praises God’s compassion, justice, and mercy. The second reading (Philippians 1:20C-24, 27A) reminds us that we must labor to imitate Christ. And in the gospel (Matthew 20:1-16A) Jesus tells the parable about the workers in the vineyard and the generous landowner who paid them all the same wage.
So for this weekend we might discuss being generous with our own resources and helping others. Here are some ideas: