23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – I am believed because I believe

2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14
Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15
2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5
Luke 20:27-38

The liturgical texts for this week’s liturgy blend in the steadfast faith of the seven sons of the widow who refused to give in to cultural influences even at the threat of death with the promise of eternal life, which begins in this world and which reaches its fulfillment in the world to come.

It is fitting to reflect on the gift of faith as a light which guides us in our principles and decisions even in view of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Lumen Fidei.

Lumen fidei and taking the right stand