Sunday, November 5, 2023
The readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A are a call to humility and holiness. The first reading (Malachi 1:14B-2:2B, 8-10) demands that we listen to God and love one another. The psalm (Psalm 131:1, 2, 3) reminds us to find our peace and rest in God. The second reading (1 Thessalonians 2:7B-9, 13) tells us that we work to proclaim the Good News. And in the gospel (Matthew 23:1-12) Jesus calls out those who lay heavy laws on others but do not practice what they preach.
This Sunday we could discuss authenticity, holiness, and caring for one another. Here are some ideas: