Today’s the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 11, 2018
Today our pastor gave a great homily about being generous with our time, talents, and treasure.
“We’re all called to be generous, and that means going out of our comfort zone for the sake of others. In the readings, Jesus didn’t praise the people who gave out of their surplus. He praised the people who gave when it hurt.”
Featured Five Takeaways:
Amy had a story that had me chuckling, then dropped a powerful truth bomb.
“The Gospel reminded me that it is most important to believe that when times are tough. It’s easier to believe when there is surplus.”
Let’s pray to be more like those widows – who trusted God with everything!
I love Ginny’s writing, because she’s so good at taking her tough days and turning them around to inspire others.
“Sundays are the days when we have nothing left to give. But we give anyway, and you know what? He sees it. And no, he doesn’t care about the stains on your shirt. What he cares most about is the woman he is fashioning and the lives she keeps in her care.
Your jar of flour shall not go empty, nor your jug of oil run dry.”
Anni’s beautiful words today encourage us to have radical trust in God.
“Dear God, please grant me the courage to be like the nameless widow in today’s reading. Grant me the courage to place radical trust in You, with faith You will provide in all areas of my life. Amen.”
Jen and Logan remind us to be self-sacrificial in marriage. I love that they bring up this topic, because that’s something I pray for every day!
They point out that love hurts a little, and challenge us to “Give more than you think you can give!”
You know I love Mary’s chalkboard verses.
This week she reminds us that even though Jesus died and rose from the dead and won our salvation, everything’s not perfect yet.
“We still have knots upon knots that only He can undo. We’re living in the messy, beautiful, in-between, the both/and that salvation was then and not yet.”
The choices we make matter, and Mary challenges us to be more like the widows in the readings – giving everything for Christ.
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.