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November 13, 2005
November 13, 2005
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31, Psalm 128, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, Matthew 25: 14-30

We have all been given “grace upon grace” (John 1:16) through Jesus Christ our Lord. Our families and friends are the most obvious. We have been given time in this life to be truly the servants of the Lord, and this time is a grace filled time. We have been given talents; so many talents enrich our parish family of St. Peter.
In the scriptures today we are given examples of those who use their talents for the service of the Lord. The faithful wife in the first reading from Proverbs uses her talents in service to her family and the poor, and what great reward awaits her!
The psalm responds to this reading, “Blessed are those who fear the Lord!” This reminds us of the verse earlier in the book of Proverbs that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 1:7) When we “fear the Lord,” we stand in awe of his wonder. We reflect on his majesty and power and generosity and love, and we see that every good thing we have comes from him.
Until we see clearly the gracious love of God, how undeserving we are, and how much he loves us anyway, we really haven’t touched the mystery of what it means to be a Christian, a human in communion with that love. God has given us his love.
There is an old poem that ends, “Love wasn’t put in your heart to stay: love isn’t love until you give it away.” God has not poured his gifts out to us, showered his love upon us, for us alone. He has given us his gifts so that they may grow and be shared. As a matter of fact, God expects us to let his love grow among us so that when he comes to us, we can offer him his love back with growth.

How have we done in sharing God’s love?

What ways can we better share God’s love so that we will be ready to meet him when he comes?

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10/09/2013October 13, 2013
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10/24/2012October 28, 2012-Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
10/17/2012October 21, 2012-Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
02/29/2012Second Sunday of Lent
01/18/2012Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
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01/16/2006January 22nd, 2006
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09/27/2005October 2, 2005
09/19/2005September 25, 2005
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09/05/2005September 11, 2005
08/31/2005September 4, 2005
07/11/2005July 17, 2005
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06/21/2005June 26, 2005
06/14/2005June 19th, 2005
05/23/2005Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
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02/23/2005Third Sunday of Lent
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02/10/2005First Sunday of Lent
02/07/2005Ash Wednesday
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01/24/2005January 30th, 2005
01/17/2005January 23, 2005
01/10/2005January 16, 2005
01/05/2005January 9th, 2005
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