Sunday, October 3, 2021
The readings for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B focus on marriage and relationships. The first reading (Genesis 2:18-24) tells of how God created woman as a partner for man. The psalm (Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6) sings of the blessings of children and family. The second reading (Hebrews 2:9-11) tells us that Jesus brought all humans to glory by becoming one of us. And in the gospel (Mark 10:2-16), Jesus speaks against divorce and blesses children.
The sacrament of marriage and theology of the body are obvious choices for discussion this weekend. The need for friendship is also touched on in these readings. Here are some ideas: