Sunday

27 Oct 2019

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18  The prayer may come from the lowly, but it pierces the heavens.

Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23  The Lord hears the cry of the poor and takes on evildoers.

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18  Friendless in prison, Paul knows he will be rescued from every evil threat.

Luke 18:9-14  A Pharisee and a tax collector have a pray-off with surprising results.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

God knows no favorites, Sirach tells us. He judges justly and affirms the right. Is that true for you?

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Models in piety

My mother used to point to a man in church whom she’d known since they were both children. “He was such a pious boy,” my mother always said approvingly. “He’d be in that same third pew each morning earlier than any of us, and he’d stay later.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

He told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people: “Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Don't sell anyone short

I am embarrassed to say that I have on too many occasions made a judgment about someone, only to learn later how very wrong I was. I actually think I block most of those memories, so ashamed am I. But one such moment comes to mind.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Got sin?

A spiritual director ruined one of my favorite pastimes—judging others and putting them down. I didn’t want to acknowledge that’s what I was doing. I preferred to call it small talk or dishing the dirt.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Silence your critics

The critic who lives in my brain gives me very little peace. She sits in constant judgment of the people and situations I encounter each day.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Our God is a God of justice and mercy. We ask God for that mercy.

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Quotes

Quotes

Judging others make us blind, whereas love is illuminating.  By judging others we blind ourselves . . . to the grace which others are just as entitled to as are we.

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