Sunday 27 September 2020
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ezekiel 18:25-28. Remember your mercies, O Lord – Psalm 24(25):4-9. Philippians 2:1-11. Matthew 21:28-32.
‘What is your opinion?’
Ezekiel describes how the wicked can turn aside from their ways and live. Is this being alive or just the absence of death?
The psalm describes how life is like abiding in a land that yields abundant fruit. Paul elaborates, describing this love as embodied in Christ’s love and care for the world.
Without Christ our hope for love would be a mere fantasy. In Christ, although such a model is a challenge, the love is real and gripping. Yet we do not know who will recognise it.
The Gospel points out how it is possible that sinners, institutions, systems and those who have exploited the poor to ruin and desperation, might turn and see their victim’s face and stop the wrongs they do. Can this really be true? How can it happen? These are challenging questions indeed.