Weekend of September 4-5, 2010-Twenty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time

Wisdom 9:13-18                                    Philemon 9-10,12-17                                   Luke 14:25-33

 

The first reading teaches that we may be weighed down by worldly concerns, but that God’s Spirit gives us wisdom to walk in his ways.  In the second reading, Paul asks Philemon to accept his runaway slave back as a brother.  In the Gospel, Jesus teaches that to be his disciples, one must be willing to give up family, possessions and even one’s life.

 

How do we measure our happiness?  How do we spend our time and money?  What is important to us?  Today’s readings ask us to examine our lives as true disciples of Jesus & to live according to his teachings.  To do this, we will require the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which help us to discern God’s will and to heed his commands