Sunday, November 7, 2021
The readings for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B challenge us to remember that all we have comes from God and we must be willing to give back. In the first reading (1 Kings 17:10-16) a widow shares what little she has with Elijah, and she is rewarded with abundance. The psalm (Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10) praises God for his generosity and mercy. The second reading (Hebrews 9:24-28) Paul tells us that Jesus offered himself for our salvation once and for all. And in the gospel (Mark 12:38-44 or Mark12:41-44), Jesus observes the poor widow who generously gives what little she has to the treasury.
Counting our blessings, charity, and service are themes for this weekend. Here are some ideas: