Please read the upcoming Sunday Gospel Reading and review the questions before attending Mass on the weekend. After attending Mass, please engage your family in a discussion and answer the following questions:
What is the message of this Gospel Reading?
What was the message of the homily regarding this Gospel?
How does this pertain to my life and how can I live this message?
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus addressed this parable
to those who were convinced of their own righteousness
and despised everyone else.
“Two people went up to the temple area to pray;
one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.
The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself,
‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity —
greedy, dishonest, adulterous — or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
But the tax collector stood off at a distance
and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
but beat his breast and prayed,
‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former;
for whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”