LISTEN: Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time — Year C
In our Gospel today, we hear how Jesus wants us to be serious about how we live our Christian life, so that we live it ever more consciously and fully, and be ready to bear the cost of that discipleship – for true discipleship requires holistic conversion – intellectually, morally, and religiously. In the process of this conversion, Jesus calls us to be ready to renounce what we hold dear.
In our second reading we see how Paul “would prefer to do nothing without your consent, in order that goodness might not be a compulsion, but of your own free will.” We have to choose to be good. We have to accept our responsibility to change and convert – because God did not create puppets. He gave us free will. In our first reading we are confronted with our limitations, and hear the desire – one I am sure we can share – to know and do God’s will.
Join Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ as he reflects on the readings for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Read the texts in your Bible or hover your mouse over the references below to see the texts.
Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalm 90; Philemon 9-10,12-17; Luke 14:25-33
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