THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B
*Alternate* Second Reading: Excerpt from “Love Is Who You Are” by Richard Rohr
From Richard Rohr’s “Love Is Who You Are.”
Love is not something you can bargain for, nor is it something you can attain or work up to—
because love is your very structural and essential identity— created in the image of the Trinity.
When you are living in conscious connection with this Loving Inner Presence, you are in your True Self.
God is forever united to this love within you; it is your soul, the part of you that always says yes to God.
God always sees God in you—and “cannot disown God’s own self”
The words of Richard Rohr.