Tuesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
Readings of the DayRB: Ch 30 The Correction of Young ChildrenMass: Ph 2:5-11; Resp Ps 22; Lk 14:15-24
Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus.
Jesus begins today's parable, 'A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many ...' Will we see one another there?Some make five yoke of oxen a pretence for not coming to the feast, the feast in which poverty become plentitude, want become satiety, and the last place becomes the first. There, lowliness is transformed into greatness and labor into repose.
(Isaac of Stella)Most people are only too aware that they have failed to achieve the ideal. Failure, like restlessness, can also be a friend, for its role is to introduce us to humility. Humility is facing up to reality, that is, to the truth about ourselves our sinfulness and limitations.(Basil Hume, The Mystery of Love) We all want peace. It is desired above all by those who suffer its absence. We can speak with splendid words, but if there is no peace in our heart, there will be no peace in the world. With zero violence and 100 percent tenderness, let us build the evangelical peace that excludes no one. Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
(The Holy Father's November Prayer Intention)