Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 27th Sunday of the Year.
1st Reading – Genesis 2:18-24
- God makes different animals for the man (who gives them names) but none are a suitable partner.
- God casts a deep sleep on the man and fashions a woman from one of his ribs.
Psalm – 128:1-6
- “May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.”
- The man who follows the Lord is blessed in his family, with sufficient food and prosperity.
2nd Reading – Hebrews 2:9-11
- The passage reflects on the person of Jesus, who was “for a little while” made “lower than the angels” that he might taste death.
- Christ is the one through whom all things exist, and he made our salvation perfect through his suffering.
Gospel – Mark 10:2-16
- Jesus responds to a question from a Pharisee about divorce.
- Jesus then says, “Let the children come to me” when they were being prevented by the disciples.
Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year