Sunday, September 4, 2022
The readings for Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C help us think about what we truly desire. In the first reading (Wisdom 9:13-18B) tells us we cannot understand the mind of God. The psalm (Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17) declares that God is our only hope. In the second reading (Philemon 9-10, 12-17) tells us that even in the worst of situations we can find hope in God. In the gospel (Luke 14:25-33) Jesus tells us we must be willing to give up all we love to follow him.
Do I desire the things of this world or am I willing to sacrifice now to follow Jesus Christ? Here are some ideas: