Today’s the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 5, 2017
#MyMassTakeaway: Momming. . The second reading talks about the nursing mom. How gentle she is with her children. It makes me remember the sweet precious newborn stage. They need our constant care. We work day and night to care for them and show them our love. God's love. . The responsorial psalm makes me think of an older nursing child. The one I'm ready to wean. The one who tries to look around while nursing. Whose hands are restless. Who tries to sit and stand and dance and wiggle while latched on. . Then that child weans. And finally we can snuggle without all the shirt-pulling, begging for a drink drama. . So I heard the Gospel with my children on my mind. And I heard Jesus prompting me to parent them well. Not to be overbearing. Not to be too demanding. To teach by word and example. To love them and serve them with my whole self. . This week, I'm going to try extra hard to parent with Christlike humility. God, please gove me the grace I need!
Thoughts from my blogging friends:
Niagra Falls & the Sunday Gospel? Because we have but one Father in heaven and one master in Christ. The Father who loves and the Christ that serves created the spectacular Niagara Falls and said it was good. The same God that created me and called me good. I do not fear such a father nor master, but instead I rejoice in their love and stand in awe of their majesty animating me to serve all creation and humble myself out of love and joy in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Amen.) . . "You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers. Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven. Do not be called 'Master'; you have but one master, the Christ. The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted." Matthew 23:8-12 #mymasstakeaway . . #catholic #catholiclife #bible #bibleverse #matthew23 #travel #newyork #iloveny #travelphotography #naturephotography #nature #waterfall #niagrafalls #worship #Christ #christian #humble #faith #sundayreading #sundaymass
Children are the great equalizer. It's a good thing, too, otherwise I'd probably make a pretty good Pharisee. We had an extra hour to get ready for mass this morning, and we were STILL 10 minutes late. Thank God for the short people who make me humble. I've got a better shot at heaven thanks to their sanctifying grace. #mymasstakeaway #mysundaybest
I want to know your Mass Takeaway too! Comment with your thoughts on the readings, your pastor’s homily, or anything that struck you during your time at Mass.