Sunday, November 19, 2023
The readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A are a call to do the work of the Kingdom of God with the gifts we have been given. The first reading (Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31) sings the praises of the worthy wife who uses her talents to labor for good. The psalm (Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5) tells us that those who follow the Lord are blessed. The second reading (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6) reminds us that we are children of light and goodness. And in the gospel (Matthew 25:14-30) Jesus tells the parable of the talents and praises the servants who used their resources wisely.
Stewardship is clearly a theme for this weekend. Another option is authenticity and appreciating the gifts we have been given. Here are some ideas: