TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Also Read: Mass Readings for 03 October 2021
First Reading: Genesis 2: 18-24
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make a helper as his partner.”
God in His wisdom and might, could very well have created another human being without having to take the rib from Adam. But why did he choose to do so? Because the man could from his own free will proclaim: “bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh.” (23) So, the woman is a helper but no less a partner too!
Man named all the animals that God created. (20) What names do we call ourselves or others?
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
Happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways. You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy and it shall go well with you. (1-2)
Therefore, have true fear of the Lord and remain faithful to him. Commit all your works in gratitude and your efforts will be blessed.
Second Reading: Hebrews 2: 9-11
We do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels… (9)
Christ was made perfect through his sufferings! (10) And yet, he calls us his brothers and sisters! (11)
May we remember to respect our positions as children of God more and work, act and think as would be befitting to us! Amen!
Gospel: Mark 10: 2-16
But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. (14)
Did Christ give the commandment about divorce (11-12); in order to safeguard children? Because in a broken family, it is the children who suffer life-long trauma.
Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, will not enter it. (15)
When little children connect with others, whether peers or adults; it’s usually with an open, genuine and honest heart! Jesus wants us to accept the Kingdom of God with this humble and pure spirit! May we persevere in building up such a spirit within us!