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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
October 16, 2018
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Sunday Readings and Backgrounds

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading I : Wisdom 7:7-11

Prudence was given to me.

  • The first reading stresses the value of seeking wisdom above all else.
  • Wisdom is greater than all good things.
  • The possession of wisdom leads to a good life.

Reading II : Hebrews 4:12-13

God’s word is living.

  • A hint of caution is expressed in the reading from Hebrews.
  • God’s word reveals the truth to our hearts.
  • It is up to us to turn to the word of God for guidance and insight.

Gospel : Mark 10:17-30

Come, follow me.

  • In today’s Gospel from Mark, Jesus meets a rich young man who wishes to share in everlasting life.
  • The young man’s attachment to his possessions prevents him from acquiring the riches of God’s kingdom.
  • Only God can give human beings the ability to let go of everything for the sake of God’s kingdom.