Jesus teaches the disciples that greatness in the Kingdom of God comes when we welcome the powerless and recognize the efforts of those who are different. In other words, we are a team who sees the value that all can contribute in a rich variety of ways.
Mass Readings – Monday of the 26th Week of the Year
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Let’s take a look at some of the central themes in the readings for the 29th Sunday of the Year.
1st Reading – Isaiah 53:10-11
The Church applies this passage of the “suffering servant” to Jesus Christ, whose saving passion and death is offered for “the many.” This passage is referenced heavily during Holy Week.
Psalm – 33:4-5,18-20,22
“Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.” Psalm 33 praises God and encourages us to turn to the Lord with open hearts.
2nd Reading – Hebrews 4:14-16
The humanity of Jesus is emphasized, and he understands our temptations and weaknesses. Because he became like us, we can confidently approach the Son of God to receive mercy, grace and help.
Gospel – Mark 10:35-45
Jesus responds to the question posed by James and John with a reflection on the role of suffering. The Lord then shows how service to others reveals true greatness in the kingdom of heaven.
Mass Readings – 29th Sunday of the Year
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