Season after Pentecost | 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; (Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54;) James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37
Proverbs 31 used to be a standard at funerals. That was before we realized that womanly virtue meant more than giving a husband bragging rites in the city gates. I use to think it my pastoral duty to root out both masculine and feminine stereotypes in liturgy, hymnody and scripture. Now I’m not so sure.