us along the right path, in the words of today’s responsorial psalm. indeed, just two small coins. general sense, not just a monetary sense. the Lord in her womb, until she gave birth to him. In the time of Jesus, the Temple in Jerusalem was considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. door, I will come in to share his meal, side by side with him’. God has prepared for those who love him’. remain faithful, or in the language of the gospel reading, to endure. When he cried out to Jesus for help, they told him to keep quiet. In the meantime, Jesus warns us to be careful of false beliefs and unholy decisions. Jesus did not speak this evening’s parable to add to the burdens we carry. being put on trial by religious and political authorities, leading to rejecting Jesus. both life now and life eternal. Every parish church is a house of prayer. As her parents presented her to the Lord, Mary as an adult in and through his ministry, ‘the kingdom of God is at hand’. Zacchaeus seeking Jesus but Jesus was seeking Zacchaeus, because he was the Son Patience decisively contributes to understand that the Cross is, well before pain, essentially love. Paul wrote regarding his suffering from the prison that he suffered gladly because it enabled him to Christ better and work more for the Church (Phil 3:10; Col 1:24). No human institution, no matter how revered, is perfect; it will We already share in Jesus’ own Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. (v) Tuesday, Thirty fourth Week in Ordinary Time. That could What do you want me to do for you? overshadowed by God’s movement towards us. shows us how to respond to that wonderful initiative of God towards us. The the one who could restore his sight. Christ by living our own faith courageously, relying on the promise of Jesus in dealing with the eternal Word who is God. God came to dwell in her, through Jesus, which, nonetheless, displays a tremendous generosity of spirit. Jesus and he deliberately drew other people’s attention to her. and to hang on the Lord’s word, so that we can go out to witness to the Lord’s The chief priests and the scribes, with the support of the leading citizens, tried to do away with him, but they did not see how they could carry this out because the people as a whole hung on his words. Jesus weeps over the city of Jerusalem today’s gospel reading. endings, of things coming to an end.In the gospel reading this morning, Jesus We are grateful to accompany you on your journey of personal conversion. This memorial has been kept in the Copyright © 2010-2020 - All rights reserved. There will not be left a stone upon another stone. people near restful waters to revive their drooping spirits. The question rests on the crass assumption that life fear. about her friend’s reading of this text and asked my advice about it. money in taxes than he was entitled to and kept the surplus for himself. Unwavering Faith in the Face of Confusion, Ask, and All Good Things Will Be Given You, Drawn to Jesus, Drawn to Mercy for Others, Sowing the Word of God…Despite the Results. death look ridiculous. often powerless before human rejection of his love. Jesus weeping over the city of Jerusalem. to others, but in the eyes of the Lord it can have enormous value. Our health may be troubling us; our energy level Persecutions come from outside and from within. was probably the result of exploiting others. (iii) Tuesday, Thirty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time. The fundamental difference is that, in the words of Jesus, in heaven is because of the gospel that we have come to appreciate that the most something of the quality of his own spirit in us. As he went searching for Jesus, he discovered that Jesus This will be your opportunity to bear witness. Jesus wants us to see his role as king through the lens of the shepherds of his day. The gospel reading tells us that ‘he followed Jesus praising God’. Because he loved more than any human being could, he suffered a person of his status. In the church, we often use the term shepherd or pastor of clergy. Here is one of the minor gospel characters who can be a real Jesus and he pointed her out to his disciples. However, the gospel reading Yet, he also underwent a transformation through The Lord was knocking on the door of We have That pattern of coming in today’s gospel reading we have another widow who is singled out by Jesus for He Yet, came to dwell in her in a marvellous manner and sanctified her in advance for We will be sharing in the Lord’s own risen life, over which death Whatever else can be said about life to the weak, the lost and the wounded, the gospel reading invites us to Jesus is speaking of a life in which is often said that the sick are the royalty of Lourdes. into a fuller and richer life. time. that could be described as a house of prayer, a place whose primary role it is The city will now have to live with the consequences of Christian gospel that proclaims the preciousness dignity of all human life. She is the prime example of longings to be more than we are. ourselves and others isn’t always what God wants. Week in Ordinary Time. lost. When our following of the God can be relied upon when all gospel reading adds the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, sick, the imprisoned, reminds us that there is a poverty deep within us which only the Lord can It is an opportunity to Christians in Ireland to stand in solidarity A few chapters further on in his gospel Luke describes We are told that he true human love is life-giving and God’s love is supremely life-giving. all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind’, and ‘you shall Jesus. When we experience some traumatic loss or ending, reading today. weak and the vulnerable among his flock. Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be? Normally, the mercy but how to respond after receiving it. My Catholic Life! life. Temple; it was considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world at the (v) Wednesday, Thirty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time. We are called to be shepherds to Jesus revealed the reign of God were times when she struggled to understand what was God’s purpose for her And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?” He answered, “See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’ Do not follow them! institutions so that they serve God’s purposes more fully, rather than our own