17 Sep 2023

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A


Sirach 27:30-28:9  The one who feeds resentment against another cannot expect healing from God.

Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12  God does not remain angry forever. Should we?

Romans 14:7-9  Life and death are the same for the believer because we belong to the Lord.

Matthew 18:21-35  How much should we forgive? Do we model ourselves after the servant or the Master?

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Not forgiving is an ingratitude. How could we not forgive others, when God has forgiven us so much?

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Exploring the word

Can you afford condemnation?

Consider forgiveness as the currency of eternity. It’s absolutely free, so spend as much as you'd like. It’s like having your own money printing press in the cellar. Go on: Forgive seventy-times-seven times and it won’t cost you a penny!

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Homily stories

A peace beyond understanding

In 1945, as the Nazi regime neared defeat, tens of thousands of women and children imprisoned in the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp were either slaughtered outright or forced on a death march where an estimated 40,000 more perished.

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Homily stories

Relationship trumps righteous indignation

“Do you want to be right or do you want to be in relationship?” That was a question Catholic psychologist Sidney Callahan said a friend posed after an extended feud. It was a lesson in forgiveness. 

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

To be forgiven, we must forgive. We turn to God for the forgiveness we are to show to others.

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He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.

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