What does Mr. Publican do once he arrives at home?
Season after Pentecost | 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; (Sirach 35:12-17 or Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; Psalm 84:1-7;) 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14
Nations as well as individuals need to look in the moral mirror in order to stop deceiving ourselves.
I decided to write about the Joel reading in my Century column for this week, because I find his language and imagery—like that of many of the prophetic books—so rich and inspiring. But if I were preaching myself (not that I ever have to) I would probably choose to address the omissions from the Jeremiah and Timothy readings.