Podcast: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

This weekend we’re celebrating the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle C. There is a theme of being humble followers of Christ that ties the readings together, encouraging us to have faith that God will take care of those who revere Him.

The Psalm for today is taken from chapter 68. The response is:

Psalm 68
God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.

Communion Antiphon:
How great is the goodness, Lord,
that you keep for those who fear you.
(Psalm 31:20)

Featured Songs:

“Psalm 68: You Have Made a Home” (Rebecca De La Torre)
https://themodernpsalmist.com/songs/psalm-68-you-have-made-a-home/

Communion Antiphon: Psalm 31:20 (Rebecca De La Torre)
https://themodernpsalmist.com/reading/22nd-ot-com-ant/

Mass of Mourning Gospel Acclamation: Matthew 11:29
https://themodernpsalmist.com/songs/alleluia-mass-of-mourning-22nd-ot-c/

“Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me” (Rebecca De La Torre)
https://themodernpsalmist.com/songs/take-up-your-cross-and-follow-me-toma-tu-cruz-y-sigueme/


Featured Songs





Podcast Transcript

Hi and welcome to the Modern Psalmist Podcast. I’m Rebecca De La Torre.

This weekend we’re celebrating the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle C. There is a theme of being humble followers of Christ that ties the readings together, encouraging us to have faith that God will take care of those who revere Him.

In the Gospel this weekend from Luke Chapter 14, Jesus is invited to dine at the house of one of the leading Pharisees. He tells a parable of guests conducting themselves at a wedding banquet, explaining to his disciples that it is wisest to remain humble when seating yourself at a banquet. Therefore you leave an opportunity to be invited to a higher place rather than be forced to take a lower. It is the same with the Kingdom of God.

In verse 11, Jesus tells us:

“For every one who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Sometimes it’s hard to not associate the idea of being humble with being weak. No one wants to come across as weak. There’s always the fear of being taken advantage of. But not only does humility not equal weakness, what’s of greater importance is that the core of humility is in acknowledging our own smallness before the Almighty and all-powerful God of the universe. And in that humility, we also have faith that God will take care of our needs.

The Psalm for today is taken from chapter 68. The response is:

“God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.”

All too often whenever I read “the poor” or anything similar in the Bible I tend to think of people living in poverty. I definitely don’t think it applies to me. But it could very well apply to an impoverished spirit or other forms of poverty besides material forms. The more we remain humble and thus look for similarities in the scriptures to our own lives, the wiser and richer we can become in the things that matter to God.

Psalm 68: You Have Made a Home

Continuing the message that God cares for those who humbly revere him, the communion antiphon for today, taken from Psalm chapter 31 verse 20, states:

“How great is the goodness, Lord,
that you keep for those who fear you.”

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Communion Antiphon 1

I chose a featured song for today that not only communicates the need for humility, but also mirrors the message in the gospel acclamation verse. Taken from Matthew chapter 11 verse 29, Jesus says to us:

“Take my yoke upon you, says the Lord,
and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.”

Alleluia (Mass of Mourning) 22nd OT C

I composed a song along this same theme titled “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me.” I make use of the pentatonic scale to help give the song a more timeless sound. I hope you enjoy it.

https://themodernpsalmist.com/songs/take-up-your-cross-and-follow-me-toma-tu-cruz-y-sigueme/

That was my original composition “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me” for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. As always, links to the sheet music and recordings for all the songs featured on the Modern Psalmist Podcast can be found in the show notes or on TheModernPsalmist.com

Thanks for listening and have a wonderful and blessed week!