Sunday, November 6, 2022
The readings for Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C ask us how far we are willing to go in practicing our faith and also ask us to consider what the next life will be like. In the first reading (2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14) a mother and her sons endure torture and death rather than violate the law. The psalm (Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15) sings ” Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.” In the second reading (2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5) Paul prays that we may have the endurance of Christ. In the gospel (Luke 20:27-38 or Luke 20:27,34-38) Jesus answers a question about the resurrection.
Am I only faithful when it is easy? Do I really believe in heaven? Here are some ideas: