Sunday, October 29, 2023
The readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A are a call to love. The first reading (Exodus 22:20-26) tells how we are to treat other people, especially the poor, oppressed, and marginalized. The psalm (Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51) simply says “I love you, Lord, my strength.” The second reading (1 Thessalonians 1:5C-10) reminds us that how we live should show that we are followers of Jesus. And in the gospel (Matthew 22:34-40) 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. Here are some ideas: