The gospel of this Sunday offers a paradox: giving from one’s poverty is praised over giving from one’s abundance. Let us apply this to ourselves. What does it mean for
each of us to give from our poverty? And what is that ‘poverty’ within each of our lives?
Readings of the day: RB 5:1-13Mass: Jm 4:13-17; Resp Ps 49/Mt 5:3; Mk 9:38-40
Blessed are the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
(Resp Ps 49/Mt 5:3)
Pope Francis writes about this Beatitude and its relationship to holines
Readings of the day: RB 48:1-9Mass: Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20; Resp. Psalm (Dn 3); Luke 21:1-4
She, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.
The magnanimity of the poor widow makes me questionwhether or not I’ve given up everything to follow Christ.
There but for the grace of God go I.
Readings of the day: RB 18:7-11; Resp. Psalm (Luke 1); Luke 12:13-21
Too much stuff? Do not fear, storage is here—mini-warehouses, self-storage, mini-storage, storage containers, public storage—storage everywhere! Today’s gospel makes me think of all the stuff we
have accumulated. There’s clutter here and clutter there; now we’ve nowhere to put it. I recently lived near a new housing development. On weekends the neighborhood was part of my running route.
It was amazing how many houses could be buil