Sunday, October 31, 2021
The readings for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B help us think of God’s commandments and if we are following them just in our heads or also in our hearts. In the first reading (Deuteronomy 6:2-6) Moses tells the people to love God above all else. The psalm (Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51) echos this with “I love you, Lord, my strength.” The second reading (Hebrews 7:23-28) Paul tells us that the priesthood of Jesus is eternal. And in the gospel (Mark 12:28B-34), Jesus commends the man who accepted the Great Commandment.
The Ten Commandments, the call to love, and Church laws are possible themes for this Sunday. Here are some ideas: