The readings for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C tell us that our words and actions should reflect that we are Christians. In the first reading (Sirach 27:4-7) tells us to be careful in our speech. The psalm (Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16) reminds us to be just and kind. In the second reading (1 Corinthians 15:54-58) Paul tells us that Jesus Christ has given us victory over sin. In the gospel (Luke 6:39-45) Jesus tells us to take care of our own sins before pointing out the failings of others and that our words and actions reflect what is in our hearts.
This weekend we could focus on being careful in our speech, avoiding gossip, and thinking before posting on social media. Here are some ideas: