About the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Sunday, October 29, 2023
The readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A are a call to love. The first reading tells how we are to treat other people, especially the poor, oppressed, and marginalized. The second reading reminds us that how we live should show that we are followers of Jesus. And in the gospel Jesus gives us the Great Commandment and the Golden Rule.
So possible themes for this Sunday are social justice topics, a discussion of different types of love, or discipleship.
Daily Mass Readings for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
- First Reading – Exodus 22:20-26: “If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 18: “I love you, Lord, my strength.”
- Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 1:5C-10: “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in great affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit, so that you became a model for all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.”
- Gospel – Matthew 22:34-40: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”