Intro to Sunday Readings
1st Reading – Ezekiel 18:25-28When a person turns away from virtue to commit iniquity, it leads to death. When a person turns away from wickedness and does what is right and just, it leads to life.
2nd Reading – Philippians 2:1-11We are urged to have the same attitude as Christ, who emptied himself and offered his life. Because of his sacrifice, every knee shall bow in heaven, on earth, and under the earth that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Gospel – Matthew 21:28-32Jesus offers a parable about a man who has two sons who say and do different things when asked. The Lord then points out that it is our actions (especially repentance) that reveal our relationship to God and one another.
Faith Questions for Small Groups
Bible Study Bulletin Insert /
Sunday October 1, 2023The readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A focus on staying on the path of discipleship. When we do sin, we need to turn back to God. He will show us the way. It requires a humble heart to admit we have sinned and seek to get back on…
Our second reading contains one of the most precious texts in the Christian tradition, Paul's description of the mind of Christ. While the old Adam clung to godliness and hence fell, the new Adam let go of his divinity and hence reversed the momentum of the fall. What does it mean to be conformed to God? It means to embrace the path of self-emptying love. Which Adam do we choose? The Old or the New?