If you want to read the Scriptures readings before Mass on Sunday:
First Reading: Ezekiel, chapter 18, verses 25-38 (18:25-38)
Second: Paul's Letter to the Philippians 2:1-11
Gospel: Matthew 21:28-32
These are great readings and I'm excited about preaching this weekend. Our Gospel reading and the Letter from Paul are all about metanoia. Metanoia is a Greek word meaning something like "change of mind" or "change of heart".
Taken to its fullest meaning though, it means "an emptying out".
But, and this is the Good News, once we empty ourself out, we are then ready to be re-filled with something different, something better. That's what I'll be preaching about: this radical self-emptying so that the Father can refill us... this is what Jesus did when he offered himself for crucifixion: he humbled himself, so God the Father exalted him (Phil 2:10)!
Don't forget Bratfest this weekend: 4-7pm; Anniversary Mass for our parish at 3pm. Regular Sunday masses too.
See you this weekend. Have a good rest of the week.