Sunday, November 11

Gospel for the Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time—Mark 12:38-44


“In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers.  They will receive a very severe condemnation.’

He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.  Many rich people put in large sums.  A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. 

Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, ‘Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.’”


  • Who captured your attention in this account?
  • What is God revealing to you as you focus on that person/those persons?
  • Let that realization/inspiration make a difference in your life today.


Heritage word—“. . . everything is easy for a soul who loves the good God with her/his whole heart.”

(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

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