Sunday, October 1, 2023
The readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A focus on staying on the path of discipleship. In the first reading (Ezekial 18:25-28) we that a virtuous man can turn to sin and die while a sinner can turn away from sin and live. The psalm (Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14) asks God to show us the right path and guide us. The second reading (Philippians 2:1-11 OR 2:1-5) tells us to be virtuous and to model the humility of Christ. And in the gospel (Matthew 21:28-32A) Jesus tells the parable of the two sons, one who said he would obey but didn’t, and the other who rebelled but eventually did what his father asked.
So topics for this weekend might include obedience, Church authority, and discipleship. Here are some ideas: