This year we handed out a book titled Celebrating Sunday for Catholic Families at Open House. Parish faith formation and our school gave every registered family a copy of the book (extras available in the office). It provides simple reflections and questions to consider for each Sunday Gospel. It is a great book to keep on your kitchen table or to keep in your car to help prompt reflection on the Word of God each Sunday. The Gospel this Sunday is very timely as Christ models for you and me how to approach conflict, division, and children. I ask everyone in our community to take some time and pray with this week’s Sunday Gospel.
Mark 9:33-37 They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”