The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time [B]
Numbers 11:25-29 + James 5:1-6 + Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48
September 30, 2012
“‘Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets!’” [Numbers 11:29]
Tomorrow is the feast day of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as the Little Flower. Each Sunday of this month you’ve heard about her brief life of 24 years, marked as it was by the Little Way of Spiritual Childhood. She drew this Little Way from the Gospel, and handed it on to others by her actions and by her words.
The Little Way is marked by paradox. The life of St. Thérèse was marked by paradox. The Gospel that Jesus proclaims to us by word and sacrifice is marked by paradox. And the more that your life as a Christian is lived faithfully, the more you will notice the paradox of the Gospel at work in your life.