Sept. 30: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Lazarus in the Bosom of Abraham, Abbey of St-Pierre, Moissac, France, 650-850

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Amos 6:1, 4-7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 146:7, 8-9, 9-10
Second Reading: First Timothy 6:11-16
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31

‘Abraham said to the rich man, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead (NRSV, Luke 16:31).” ’

Let us pray.

Father, our proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus merely in words can be taken as just an idle tale. It is only in living out in our own lives the power of the resurrection, the divine life that Jesus himself accepted and made his own, that faith in the resurrection can be made credible for others. As we have had resurrection faith mediated to us by those before us who believed and led transformed lives, may our lives as well be transformed by your life given to us that others may also come to accept our belief in the resurrection.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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