Sunday, September 19, 2021
The readings for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B are a call to humility and service. The first reading (Wisdom 2:12, 17-20) speaks of wickedness and plotting. The psalm (Psalm 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8) reminds us “The Lord upholds my life.” The second reading (James 3:16—4:3) warns against jealously and selfishness. And in the gospel (Mark 9:30-37), the apostles have been arguing about which one of them was the greatest.
Am I ambitious for power, wealth, or recognition? Or am I willing to be a servant? Here are some ideas: