Cycle B 33rd Sunday

The readings this time of year are designed to help us focus on the end of time.

The first reading says that, “the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, and those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever.” Are we wise in the eyes of God or in the eyes of the world? Our ultimate experience depends upon whose wisdom we espouse.
The psalm calls out, “You are my inheritance, 0 Lord!” Is he really? Do we let go of all the rest of earthly treasures in order to focus on our inheritance from God?
The second reading reminds us that Jesus alone is the only priest that can make us pure and perfect. Do we lean on his words?
In the Gospel Jesus reminds us that we are not immune from tribulations. Can we read the signs of times in our own lives to make ourselves ready for Jesus’ return, or do we think we can always put off reforming our lives until tomorrow?

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

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