Sunday 7th October, 2012
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. G. Genesis 2:18-24. May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives. Ps 127(128). Hebrews 2:9-11. Mark 10:2-16 [Our Lady of the Rosary]. It is not good for us to be alone.
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Today’s readings invite us to celebrate the joys of relationships in all the seasons of our lives—the gift of mutuality, the creation of new life, and the simple faith that children bring. Images of fruitful vines and olive shoots suggest how much God yearns for our relationships to be life-giving and for our families to be places where each individual can grow into the person that they are meant to become.
Jesus entered into life fully and understood all the challenges of the human condition. Am I aware of the needs and suffering of all God’s children in our world? Do I have the simplicity of faith that will enable me to enter into the kingdom of heaven?