31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 3, 2019

Mass Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/110319.cfm

Reflection

How high a tree would you climb to see Jesus if he came into your neighborhood? How prepared are you to welcome salvation? Zacchaeus, considered a sinner for his profession, could not see Jesus that well among the crowd. So, he climbed the sycamore tree, so that he could get a glimpse of Jesus. As we have witnessed in the Word, Jesus seeks out the poor and even dines with the sinners. He was no ordinary Jew.

Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.

Luke 19:9-10

We are all sinners. We too must be as passionate about doing whatever it takes to see His ever present grace. Making sacrifices helps prepare ourselves to be better human beings. The tax collector gave have his possessions to the poor and promised to pay double to those he extorted. We are called to find in our hearts the things that hold us back from seeing those who are poor or lost. We must make ourselves worthy of His salvation.

Given space for repentance, for what failings do I need to seek forgiveness? To whom can I give space for repentance?

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/y22jdn8z

OpeningOur God Is HereSS 226
ResponsePsalm 145:1-2,8-9,10-11,13,14
Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name
S&P 2019
G2 76
OffertoryAmazing Grace My Chains Are GoneOCP
CommunionBread of HeavenSS 241
ClosingWith One VoiceSS 232

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: