Sunday, September 12, 2021
The readings for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B challenge us to open our minds and truly see how Jesus is both human and divine and recognize him as the source of our salvation. In the first reading (Isaiah 50:5-9A) we hear the prophecy in the Old Testament of how Jesus will save us by being a servant. The psalm (Psalm 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9) sings “For he has freed my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.” The second reading (James 2:14-18) tells us that we must follow Jesus in service to others. And in the gospel (Mark 8:27-35), Peter identifies Jesus as the messiah, and Jesus foretells his suffering and death.
Do I receive Jesus as my savior and allow him to change my heart? Here are some ideas: