Call and Response
The call/response structure connecting today’s Readings made me think specifically about the hearing-impaired Catholics in our Archdiocese and the pastoral response to their needs. For example, are our catechetical programmes designed to facilitate catechesis of the hearing impaired? How are the hearing impaired evangelised in the Archdiocese? Is the local Church fully inclusive?
Notwithstanding those ruminations, the idea that a relationship could be maintained with God who will take care of us, who will respond to our cries, and who embraces all underscores the focus this meditation places on the narratives of the First, Second and Gospel passages for this Sunday.