Sunday, October 8, 2023
The readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A focus on discipleship and our choice to follow Jesus or not. In the first reading (Isaiah 5:1-7) Israel is warned that they must be faithful. The psalm (Psalm 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20) begs God to return to the vineyard and care for it once again. The second reading (Philippians 4:6-9) encourages Christians to continue along the path that Jesus has shown us. And in the gospel (Matthew 21:33-43) Jesus tells the parable of the tenants, who rejected the landowner.
So topics for this weekend might include faithfulness and also protection for those who speak the truth. Here are some ideas: