Last year I was told I needed to be on a high-sodium diet for medical reasons.
Season after Pentecost | 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 (Psalm 19:7-14); James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 | Semi-continuous first reading: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 (Psalm 124)
According to Jesus, chances are good that there's not going to be much left of us once we've admitted to just how often stumbling blocks stand in our way. Whether others put them there or we find ways to place them ourselves, they trip us up, keep us from moving forward, get us off track.
At this point in Mark, stumbling blocks seem a necessary point for conversation. We are good at placing them in others’ paths, and even better at setting them before ourselves.