Sunday

14 Oct 2018

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Wisdom 7:7-11  The splendor of wisdom never sleeps.

Psalm 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17  Those full of God’s love have reason to sing.

Hebrews 4:12-13  God’s word is alive and penetrates the heart.

Mark 10:17-30  The requirements to inherit eternal life are hard on the rich.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

God provides all that we need. The first reading says if we choose wisdom, all other riches come to us. The second reading says God’s word is living and effective. The gospel tells the familiar story of the rich young man.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Camels need not apply

Is it a sin to be rich? We might well ask the question. So much of the gospel teaching seems to focus on the perils of acquiring wealth. The parable of Dives and Lazarus, as well as the man counting on his abundant storage in the barn, gives us a sense that the rich are damned, the poor blessed.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

As he went out into the street, a man came running up, greeted him with great reverence, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to get eternal life?”

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Lasting lessons

Many years have passed since the market crash that triggered the Great Recession. How soon most people forget—but not me. I was one of the many Americans who lost pretty much everything, and I was forever changed by it—for the better.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Make time to give thanks

It’s Sunday morning. You can tell. People flood to their place of worship and kneel before the symbols of all that brings them joy and happiness in their lives.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

What must I do?

A doctor I know finds today’s gospel about the rich man going away sad the most disturbing of all Jesus’ stories and parables. He has notes and comments scratched alongside these verses in his Bible, and his personal journal is filled with pages of reflections about what it takes to follow Jesus.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Travel light, travel right

Have you ever felt like a camel? I did several years ago. My family and I were on a long-awaited vacation to Italy where my wife and I had studied together in our junior year of college. Back in college I traveled all over Europe with just a small backpack and not even a credit card to my name.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

To help us become closer followers of Christ, we confess our failings to our merciful God.

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Quotes

Quotes

All through our life Christ is calling us. He called us first in Baptism, but afterwards also, whether we obey his voice or not, he graciously calls us still. If we fall from our Baptism, he calls us to repent; if we are striving to fulfill our calling, he calls us on from grace to grace, and from holiness to holiness, while life is given us.

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