Weekend of September 11-12, 2010-Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Exodus 32:7-11,13-14                            1 Timothy 1:12-17                                        Luke 15:1-32


The Israelites face destruction because of their unfaithfulness, but Moses intercedes for them.    In the second reading, we are reminded that Jesus came into the world to save sinners.   In the  Gospel, Jesus teaches about the joy in heaven over one sinner repenting.  He uses parables of lost sheep, lost coins, and a prodigal son to make his point


Our readings for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary time all address the same issue: the im-

portance of our faith in God.  In a world where it is easy to grow lax in our faith, the Scriptures urge us to keep our faith active and strong.  We do this by praying each day, attending Mass, being strengthened by the Sacraments, and by asking for forgiveness when we sin.