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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday Mass - Nov 7, 2021 - Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Carl Morello
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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily Transcript

>>Who cares? This is about what the poor widow put into the collection, the baskets that we hear about in the gospel story today, it amounted to about two pennies, $0.02. Who cares? She was a poor widow and a woman, putting in small coins worth just a few cents.And the widow? In both the first reading today and our gospel give what they cannot afford. And yet this is what Jesus calls attention to in the gospel today, the small amount that the widow put into the Treasury.You see these women gave to the extent of herding, and they’re giving is meant to foreshadow the self, giving the self-sacrifice that Jesus makes for our salvation, his life on the cross. Today, our readings remind us what it means to live in a right way with God as our guide in an increasingly self-centered world.It’s a take care of me first world. And what does it mean to live in a right way with God as individuals and as a community of faith? Well, the story in the first reading and in the gospel of these whittles challenges us to think about how wealthy we are when it comes to the things of God, the things that never run out. So, let’s look at those things. Let’s think mercy. And compassion. Kindness, patience, hope. And love. When we are generous with these, the readings remind us God will always provide for us and make sure that we still have plenty to give.When we are living in the right way of God, those who are helpless have the watchful eye and heart of others caring for their needs. And the readings remind us when that happens, when we are part of making that happen, God will be pleased and God will provide.

Readings

First Reading:

1 Kgs 17:10-16

Second Reading:

Heb 9:24-28

Gospel:

Mk 12:38-44 or 12:41-44 (155)

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