Sunday, November 12, 2023
The readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A remind us to always be alert and ready. The first reading (Wisdom 6:12-16) speaks of seeking wisdom and being ready for her at dawn. The psalm (Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8) reminds that union with God is our truest desire. The second reading (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 OR 4:13-14) tells us that death is not the end and that we will rise in Christ Jesus. And in the gospel (Matthew 25:1-13) Jesus tells the parable of the ten virgins, five who were ready when their master arrived and five who were not.
Some themes for this Sunday include being ready in our spiritual lives and the gift of wisdom Here are some ideas: