23rd  Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C.


What does true discipleship mean? Our readings this week led us to contemplate Christ’s self-sacrificing love. And we are asked to follow him, the Wisdom of God incarnate. The Gospel gives us Jesus’s teaching on true discipleship, which requires total commitment and will affect our nearest and dearest.

The first reading states that we have enough difficulty grasping the world around us, so how can we understand the mind of God? Only through the gift of wisdom might we begin to do so.

The Psalm expresses confidence in the Lord. Despite the transience of life, may God give us ‘ wisdom of heart’. In his letter to Philemon, St. Paul appeals to him to welcome back a runaway enslaved person. Paul urges him to do this in a genuine spirit of Christian brotherhood.

This week, let us consider our freedom as children of God and not allow ourselves to be people enslaved by our desires.

Joy and peace.