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
Words of judgment are difficult to hear. Actually, I have no trouble hearing how they apply to others. And when the preacher gives a logical explanation of how the law applies to me, I understand it and nod my head in agreement. But it often makes little connection with my heart and even less with the way I live.