Nov. 20, 2017 (Luke 18:35-43)

Today’s readings invite us to ask ourselves: what would we ask of Jesus should he appear suddenly? “What do you want me to do for you?” What would you ask for?

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WK 33A (2017)

Today’s Gospel reminds us that we all need to transfer our focus from whatever entices us to what it takes to build up the Kingdom. If we bury our lives in idle pursuits, we will wind up like the third servant, trapped in darkness outside. Today’s readings remind us to live as children of light, continuing God’s own investment in us. Only by doing this can we prepare ourselves to share in the fullness of God’s joy.

Nov. 14, 2017 (Luke 17:7-10)

It seems that there are awards for anything and everything. Children even get trophies for just being on a team, not just the winning team. Jesus reminds us that we are servants of God. We show that by being of service to others. We have no claim to anything. There is no award, no statue, no certificate, no plaque. (There is heaven) We are stewards. Don’t expect an “Atta Boy,” or a BZ gram. We are to do what Jesus tells us. Jesus not only taught us this but also lived it! He asks no less of each of us.