Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 03 October 2021
Genesis 2:18-24. Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6. Hebrews 2:9-11. Mark 10:2-16.
Making, Testing, and Deciding. There are at least three take-aways from the readings today. In the making of man and woman in this second creation story, God builds them up from the same stuff. In the first creation story, read during the Easter Vigil, they are made into God’s own image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). Made as equals. In the testing of Jesus, the Pharisees try to trip him up with legal loopholes. Jesus does not play that game. In deciding who belongs to the Kingdom of God, it is Jesus and not his handlers who choose. Children are important. So is everyone else.
- How will I foster the equality of both women and men?
- How will I avoid loopholes and, instead, tell the truth?
- Just like Jesus, how will I treat everyone the same as equal members of God’s Kingdom?