Jesus invites us to new categories for determining success and failure, winning and losing, achievement and unfulfillment. So often we think success is about our bank balance, how many holidays we can take, what type of car we drive or the suburb we live in and the people we associate with.

We can persecute those who challenge us, our thinking, our way of life. We too tend to condemn the prophets amongst us – those who make us feel uncomfortable and force us to examine our own lives and the many contradictions we hold.

Jesus invites us to revisit our definition of success and those who challenge our worldview.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible or simply hover your mouse over the reference and the text will appear:

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Psalm 54; James 3:16–4:3; Mark 9:30-37.

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