Sunday, September 5, 2021
The readings for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B help us understand that God is faithful and merciful. In the first reading (Isaiah 35:4-7A) we hear that God saves us and brings us new life. The psalm (Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10) is a song of praise of God’s goodness. The second reading (James 2:1-5) tells us that God is impartial and loves all of his children. And in the gospel (Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23), Jesus cures a deaf man.
Do we truly believe that God loves each of us with impartiality? Do we try to love as God does? Here are some ideas: