The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Lubbock
Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S.
Bishop Of Lubbock

12. November, 2017Default Comments Off on 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading 1 Kings 17:10-16
Second Reading Hebrews 9:24-28
Gospel Mark 12:38-44

A Stewardship Reflection

Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven with ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five of them were prudent. The foolish did not prepare for the wait, they brought no extra oil to keep their flames burning bright. The prudent bridesmaids brought extra oil, just in case the wait was longer than they had expected. And the wait was long. Some of those who were supposed to be waiting were not prepared for the wait, with disastrous consequences. Good stewards heed Jesus’ warning: Be prepared to wait for the Lord’s return. Is your faith strong enough to endure the wait? Will the “flames” of passion for the Lord endure? What are you doing to keep your passion for the Lord from burning out?

Daily Readings

Monday St Frances Xavier Cabrini, religious
Wisdom 1:1-7; Ps-139:1-10; Luke 17:1-6

Tuesday Wisdom 2:23—3:9; Ps 34:2-19; Luke 17:7-10

Wednesday St. Albert the Great, bishop, doctor of the Church
Wisdom 6:1-11; Ps 82:3-7; Luke 17:11-19

Thursday St. Margaret of Scotland St. Gertrude the Great, religious
Wisdom 7:22b—8:1; Ps119:89-91,130-175; Lk 17:20-25

Friday St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious
Wisdom 13:1-9; Psalm 19:2-5; Luke 17:26-37

Saturday The Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul; St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, religious
Wisdom 18:14-16;19:6-9; Ps 105:2-3,36-43; Lk 16:9-15