Year B, Lectionary 143
Psalm 90:12-15, 16-17
Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27
"Back in February, when the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns invited me to write a Scripture reflection, I hesitated. I was scared but I felt honored to be asked so I really didn’t want to turn down this opportunity. When it was finally time to write the reflection, I read the readings over a few times to myself and found my fear level rising. I still wasn’t gaining clarity."
Mary Beth Buchner. "Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time." Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. October 10, 2021
"What is our idol? What is our wealth? What is it that we cannot let go? What are the things possessing us such that we have become prisoners of them, and by consequence going against the first commandment that seeks for unconditional priority to God? Why do we walk away sad? Those who have attained detachment towards worldly possessions will never walk away sad. Even if part of what they have or even the whole..."
Father Lawrence Obilor. "The Danger of Possessions." A Catholic Moment. October 10, 2021
"Very few of us want to die. In fact, there’s an obsession in this country with staying young and looking young. Entire industries have developed around cosmetics, nutritional supplements, plastic surgery, and fitness gyms, all for the sake of staying young and staving off the natural effects of aging. I think it’s partly a refusal to embrace the inevitability of death. Along one of the roads between Steubenville (where I live) and Pittsburgh, there is..."
John Bergsma. "How Can I Live Forever?." The Sacred Page. October 9, 2021
"Wisdom. Isn’t that what we really all seek? Deep down. We all want to be knowledgeable and use good judgment in all that we do. We want to make good decisions. We want to have awareness where we use our experience to make the right choices and to help others make the right choices. We want to be a wise partner in marriage. We want to be a wise parent. We want to be members..."
Joseph LaCombe. "Wisdom." A Catholic Moment. October 14, 2018
"We all need to know wise people. Someone to turn to for advice at an important or difficult time in our lives. Someone who will soothe our worries, and will speak their mind, but in gentleness. Folk tales are full of Wise Men and Fairy Godmothers, and they remain favourite characters, and modern stories too: Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings, or Dumbledore in Harry Potter. Many cultures still have their Elders, or the..."
Fr. Dominic White. "The Gift of Wisdom." Torch. October 15, 2006