Reflection for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time…August 26, 2018 by Sr Marie Alice Ostry, ND
The readings this Sunday are very straight forward. Joshua calls the people to make their choice as to which gods or God they will follow. He gives examples of the many gods which are about in their culture. Yet in the end Joshua says “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” and leaves the decision to all the others whom they will follow.
In the Gospel Jesus does a parallel offer to the Twelve “Do you also want to leave?” We know Peter’s answer as he answers for the Twelve. What I am left with is “what is my response to Jesus” as I meditate this week-end.
I ponder what are the “gods” of our culture that “invade” our service of God, of living out the Gospel call?