Discipleship is the theme of these readings, yet clearly cast from a prophetic standpoint. The disciple must be faithful through strength and perseverance to enter the kingdom of God. The scope and breath of the kingdom of God as an all inclusive ingathering of the nations presents a strong message for our own time, torn as we are by prejudices of every kind. The universality of the Church as people of God is emphasized.
OT 21 C Letionary Catechesis