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Twenty-Eighth Sunday - Year B

Sunday, 14 October, 2018
Mark 10: 17- 30

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time, reminds us that the security we think we acquire from accumulating wealth and possessions is both fake and fleeting.

The first reading from the Book of Wisdom calls us to share in God’s mind and heart as our only true security.  His wisdom is our wealth.

The psalm reminds us how short our lives are, and that God’s wisdom is all we can take with us when we die.

The second reading from the letter to the Hebrews reminds us that God’s word to us is searing, it can utterly transform us if we hear it in our heart and respond to it with generosity.

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus teaches us that the more we squeeze our grip onto the things of this world, the less we are free to accept the liberation and new life of the Gospel.

Seizing salvation depends on having open arms and empty hands. Letting things go in love, trust, and generosity enriches us for eternity.

- Fr Conor Cunningham