Sunday, June 25, 2028
The readings for Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C bring to mind suffering, in particular that suffering comes to all, including Jesus. In the first reading (Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1) foretells the suffering of Christ. The psalm (Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9) sings of our longing for God. In the second reading (Galatians 3:26-29) Paul encourages us to hope, for we belong to Christ. In the gospel (Luke 9:18-24) Jesus says we must all take up our cross, but he promises that we are not alone. He is with us.
Reflect on suffering this weekend. How do I respond to suffering? Do I become bitter or do I turn to God in hope? Here are some ideas: