26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 27th September 2020

This week’s readings:

First Reading – Ezekiel 18:25-28 When sinners renounce their sin, then they will live.

Second Reading – Philippians 2:1-11 The incarnate Son empties himself of his majesty to become human.

Gospel– Matthew 21:28-32 The tax collectors and sinners respond, but not the chief priests and elders.

“WE SERVE THE LORD BY THE WAY WE LIVE.”

Saying “yes” to God is not enough. We need to say “yes” with our actions. In the parable of the two sons, the one who fulfilled his father’s will is the one who, initially, said “no” but, eventually, did what his father asked him to do. We have a better example in Jesus who not only said “yes” to the Father’s will but also did it. He is the perfect “YES!” to the Father. In this Eucharist, let us pray that we may follow Jesus’ example and live as “consistent Christians” – people who constantly live by the faith we profess. – wordandlife.org