Sunday 24 September 2023
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 55:6-9. The Lord is near to all who call him – Psalm 144(145):2-3, 8-9, 17-18. Philippians 1:20-24, 27. Matthew 20:1-16.
Canticle of praise
Today’s psalm is a canticle of praise for the love and mercy of our Father and his wonderful care of us. Pope Francis wants us to hear the Father and embrace and share that loving care as he explores for us the path of evangelisation as leaders and witnesses.
In the familiar vineyard story, Jesus reassures us that, no matter how late we arrive, there is work for us all to do and be justly rewarded. Christians who give their lives joyfully will be sustained in their effort, however small it appears. Through our closeness to God we can share his mercy with others. Dear Lord, stay with us and all we meet today.