THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B
*Alternate* First Reading: An excerpt from “Learning to Love More Fully” by Joyce Rupp
From Joyce Rupp’s “Learning to Love More Fully”
When I remember to do what Rabbi Lawrence Kushner suggests, to imagine I am standing behind the back of another person whose way of life differs from mine and look out through his or her eyes, I can let go of my unkind mental judgments and armored heart. I can understand better what might motivate that person to believe and live in a certain way. It is then that I am able to turn toward the foundational entreaty of Jesus in which he urges, “Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
The words of Joyce Rupp.