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Pastor's Corner

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 23, 2018

This Sunday’s readings begin with the renouncement of evildoers and injustices that they commit in the world. The First Reading describes the traps that deflects just persons from the truth, and the Second Reading points out the rivalries and envy that come from jealous hearts filled with hatred and resentment. Even so, both readings also proclaim that, in spite of these human deviations and sins, God’s wisdom always bring justice to the world. The Lord helps the just so that they, filled with mercy, may promote peace and separate people from their lustful passions. In the Gospel, Jesus continues to instruct the Twelve about the path of service and total surrender that they, as his followers, must accept. The first among them, he continues, is the one most willing to serve the rest, not the one who seeks a leadership role of distinction, demanding that others render him homage and honor. As always, Jesus shows his divine wisdom that the Twelve in their human fragility cannot comprehend. As a result, their dialogue contains both the apostles’ worry and Christ’s instruction.

This is a most important theme for our pastoral life in the Church.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

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