During October, two themes stand out in the readings of the season. First, prophetic promises of redemption imaged in terms of a great feast are echoed in the parables of Jesus that announce that the time of fulfillment is at hand. These parables challenge the listener to respond to God's invitation. A second theme concerns the mounting tension between Jesus and the Jewish authorities. As we reflect on what is happening to our common home, do we witness fulfillment or disillusion? And can we learn from the example of Jesus, who stood up to both popular opinion and the elite of his day to announce, not the plans of human beings, but God's plans?
To view the homily helps and other resources for a given Sunday or feast day, click the link for the appropriate date below: