WEEKLY THOUGHTS 26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 26th 2021.
Dear Friends, this weekend we arrive at the 26th Sunday in Ordinary time and the last Sunday in September. Let us be thankful to God for all graces received in this month. The month of October begins on Friday with the celebration of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. The entire month of October is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, Mary the Mother of Our Savior. Let us find time to pray the beautiful prayer of the Rosary as we seek her intercession in particular for an end of the Covid pandemic.
In the Gospel Reading of last Sunday, we heard Jesus cautioning his disciples of false ambition and domination of others. He counseled his disciples to seek leadership of humble service to others.
The Gospel Reading for this 26th Sunday we hear of Jesus responding to John’s complaint about the man outside the group exorcising demons in Jesus’ name in spite of their attempt to stop him. Jesus responds by appealing to his disciples to be tolerant ad to appreciate the good deeds done by others their group for Jesus and his disciples.
None should claim exclusive right to Jesus. We all constitute the Body of Christ by virtue of our Baptism. In so doing, Jesus encourages us to seek unity, peace and reconciliation.
We need therefore to uproot envy, prejudice, greed, selfishness, power struggle and corruption. Jesus concludes his teaching on the severe consequences of the one who brings scandal and abuse to the Body of Christ- that a large millstone be tide around the neck.
In this month of October, let us pray the Rosary as we seek Mary’s intercession to stand firm in our faith and virtue as we strive to do away whatever may be leading us and others to sin.
Have a great week and God bless.
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