Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Wisdom 18:6-9
Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19
Luke 12: 32-48


Stay awake and be ready! For you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” 

These words from the Gospel Acclamation set the tone for Sunday’s gospel. Jesus wants us to share in God’s Kingdom but we have to be ready to do that. He tells the parable of a land owner who goes away but upon his return expects his servants to have carried on doing their respective duties. They have no Idea when he will return but they remain faithful to their responsibilities. “Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” We must be like those servants waiting for the master to come. We must be ready because we don’t know when God will end our earthly life and have us fully enter the kingdom of God.

Periodically it is a good idea to ask ourselves what is truly important in our lives. “Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.  For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”

Jesus reminds us that material possessions are not what is important. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” Hopefully your treasure will be about your relationships with God and your loved ones. It will be about your concern and actions toward others in need. It will be about values and beliefs lived as well as possible. Those will not wear out or be stolon. Those are the kind of things that should be treasured in your heart.

Whatever time we have left of our earthly life may it be used well. May we be ready when God calls us to our heavenly home.

What is the most important treasure in your heart?

If you were to die today, what would you be able to offer God from your life?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Peter Ngui says:

    Dear Sister Maureen, Thank you for this reflection. On April 12 I had a freak accident that required surgery and I was out of action as helpless as a newborn babe for the first time in my 89 years. I am only now beginning to move about a little on my own. This experience has certainly given me a new perspective on what is valuable in life. Continue your good work.

    God bless you.

    Mary Peter Ngui, o.s.u.


    1. Thank you for your kind words. may you heal quickly!

      On Thu, Aug 11, 2022 at 5:29 PM Angela For Today <> wrote:



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