Sunday, October 10, 2021
The readings for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B challenge us to focus on trusting in God instead of in our material goods. The first reading (Wisdom 7:7-11) tells of valuing wisdom over power and riches. The psalm (Psalm 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17) declares “Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!” The second reading (Hebrews 4:12-13) reminds us that we will be held accountable for our decisions. And in the gospel (Mark 10:17-30 or Mark 10:17-27), Jesus encounters a rich man who struggles with giving up his material wealth to be a disciple. Jesus explains that it is hard for the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of God.
This weekend’s discussion could focus on not being too attached to things and spending our energy on spiritual riches instead. Here are some ideas: