26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Beyond Words
Two sons were asked to work in the vineyard of their father. One said he would do so, but he didn’t. The other said he wouldn’t, but he did. It was this second son who did what the father wanted. God, our Father, invites us all to work in the vineyard, preparing the world for the coming of the kingdom. Some of us talk about the work that needs to be done, calling attention to the social ills that divide us: the poverty and hunger, the discrimination and oppression, the militarism and war. Others of us do something about these problems: challenging the systems that produce poverty and hunger, struggling to overcome discrimination and oppression, agitating for peace and an end to militarism. The challenge of Jesus Christ is to look to others’ interests rather than to one’s own. It is to look beyond one’s small world, which may be filled with satisfaction and fulfillment, to look out into that world where people suffer and die. And it is to go beyond talk and become involved in action for the transformation of the world. Two sons were asked to work in the vineyard of their father. One of them did what the father wanted.
Gerald Darring

“It is not enough to recall principles, state intentions, point to crying injustices and utter prophetic denunciations; these words will lack real weight unless they are accompanied for each individual by a livelier awareness of personal responsibility and by effective action.” Pope Paul VI, Octagesimo Adveniens (1971) 48
September 28, 2008

Some καιρός / kairos thoughts…
καιρός / kairos—Greek—time—viewed as an occasion rather than an extent

Magdalen’s perfume pots did she laugh letting the nard flow I am sure she did and that only Christ knew and herself laughing with Him

Prayer List
Pray the rosary for world peace, Avis Cox, Fr. Clarence Biggers, Gladys and Ben Kramkowski, Rita Moenk, Doug Bearden, Sarah Snider, Thornton/Lynch family, Ryan Amsberry, Annie & family, Connie, her mother & family, Blake, Erik, Campbell family, Jonathan & family, Sharon & family, Will, FMS, Cap. Corp., Patrick & Brittany, Broughman family, Fannie Crowder & family, VAL, Father Ingram’s father & family, Karen’s mother, Cheryl Mobley & family, William Hudson, Robert, Walter, Danielle, Christopher, Barbara, Katherine, Nicholas, Kaylin, Kasie, Mary Beth & family, Mary Ann Mahoney & family, Donna & family, Ann Chancellor & family, Sheila & family, cancer patients & families, military & families, Brandon, Plantation Villa residents, Don, Mrs. Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. Rooks, Katherine & family, Mr. Dunn, Mr. & Mrs. Barlow, Jane & family, Scott & family, Diane & Peter, Michele & Gary, Lucy’s father & family, Bobbie, Joan & family, Karl’s mother & family, June & family, Tina & family, Belinda & family, OLM family, Kat, Delgratia & family, Mr. Gomez & family, Sara’s mother, Dr. Lynch & family, Rob/Allie & family, Chuck & family, Frank & family, Liesa & family, mother of Dr. Petros, Dr. Issa & family, Odessa, Anita’s mother & family, Ruby, Ruby’s mother & family, Davies family, Katie & family, family of Angie, Ann & family, Gretchen & family, Eileen, Scott & family, Robert, Flavia & family, Tony’s family, Roy & Martha Wright, Roy, Alice Swygert, Alan, Nard, Tony, Glenda, Nelson, J. Bob, Munn, Vogt, Wolfe families, Russell & family, Ola, Gene Wilson & family, Jane Brock & family, Janet Kramer & family, Elayne & family, Winnie, Phil & family, Tony, Stan, Emily & family, Ruthie & Ed, Mr. Bergin & family, Russell & family, Mrs. Sanseverino & family, CC Center, veterans & families Jessie Emmett, Mark, Michael’s mother, Carrie, VAMC, Rambo’s mother & family, Josephine Mary, Mary Anna, S. Paul, Tony, J. W. Wilson & family, Jason & Kim, Josie, Kelly, Mickey’s family, Jon & Janet Cook & family, Karen’s cousin, Mike Aguado & family, Carl & family, Dr. Lopez & family, Dr. Vanapalli & family, Dr. Nair & family, Garrett & family, family of Duffie, Aaron Christian, Marina & family, Mitchell’s father & family, Estella’s mother & family, Kerry’s mother & family, Gail & family, Beth & family, Bernard, Anna & family, Sara Lucas & family, Mary Gilliam & family, Delgratia & family, Bobbie Elayne & family, Carol, Cheryl Mobley & family, Bettie & family, Jane & family, Scott, Chris & family, Michael & family, Carolyn Williamson, Berger family, Mendez family, Ikai family, Joshua Moser, Stephanie Christian, Patricia Finch, Madelene Brewer, Ed Schaffer, Joyce Jones, Jim Schirm, Chris B., Justine, Anna & Henry, Doris Bishop, Joey Milani, Mary Ondovchik, Ann Rudy, Peggy Cable, Claude Rickman, Dames gang, Chris & Stevie, Paula, Dan & kids, Jim Cannon, Nancy Truesdale, Marcus Osborn, Amy & family, Phil Lee, Denise & Sam Kell, Elaine Cole, Elysa Cole-Ali, Marie McDemmond, Anthony Morgan Sr. & Jr, Eric Hawthorne, Lynn & Leroy Burrows, Shirley Walton, Russ family, Carlo Dellaquila, Katherine Catti, Joanna, Jean & Michael Spataro, Maria Beck, Justino Prado, Stephanie, Mark, & baby Fletcher, Heidi Fitzgerald, Caron, Carline, Anais, & Ken Pierre, Janel Hughes, Chad Nostrant, Deundre Davis, Randy Taylor, Brian Strickland, Florence & Vincent Santaniello, J.T., Ana Maria , Erwin & Erwin G. Molano, Ligia Restrepo, Isabel Vribe, Anderson family, Chris Stahler family, Frank, Mary Jo Shamas, Frances Homsey, August Kneidinger, Barbara Zebertas, Debbie McCloud, Tony Pinson, Mary Campbell, LaTeekey Cook & family, Gary Toler, Sonya Robinson, Irene Davis, Charles & Connie Sullivan, Matt & Melanie Stanley, Dawn, Don & Noel Ruberti, Emilia, Karen Baird, Connie Metzger, Wideman family, Sr. Mary Bonaventure, Hattie Jackson, Martha Chapin, Groover family, Jane & Chinelo E., Lane, Wagener family, Siks family, Bob Imsand, Joan, Dorene Trumble, Danielle Vincent, Carole Chiani, Carol Ross, Heather & Heidi, Walter Meeks, Madi Lawton, unspoken, Lamont Davis, Garger family, Tommy & family, John & family, Wayne & Vicki White, Richard Winters, Helen Anderson, Kelly Timken

anda Poem from liturgy.slu.edu

Text, Philip J. Sandstrom, S.T.D. © 2002, OCP. All rights reserved.

One person says “yes” and does nothing; the other says “no,” yet does what is asked. Who does God’s will? The one who talked or the one who acted? Our Lord Jesus acted out God’s will and emptied himself out to be like a slave. His work on the cross saved us from death and gained us God’s life. You must be the same as Christ Jesus. Acting out the Trinity’s call in our lives makes life in Christ possible!

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