Sunday, Sept. 9, is the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Liturgical Year B, Cycle II).
Isaiah 35:4-7; Psalm 146:7-10; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37
Today’s Gospel is truly the “Good News.”
“Thus says the Lord,” says the first reading, “Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong; fear not! Here is your God; he comes with vindication.”
It’s an irresistible idea. The God who created us and loves us sometimes seems so far away. But no longer: He’s coming!
“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag,” Isaiah continues, with exhilarating imagery. “Streams will burst forth in the desert...READ MORE