Sunday, the 33rd week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Agnes of Assisi
Readings for today’s Mass
But wouldn't you know it, the prosperity gospels always come with a catch. Usually the catch involves some expression of faith that God will actually pony up. All God needs is our faith and trust and the doors of the heavenly vault will swing open. Further, the expression of faith is measured by our response to the invitation to sow monetary seeds of faith. Sometimes there is a special blessing opportunity for just 100 people to sow a $1000 seed of faith. The evangelist is ready to take your call so you can send him some money. (Use the 800 number on the screen.)
Jesus' Kingdom Gospel also wants you to have enough, even more than you need; but like the prosperity gospel, even with Jesus, there is a catch. God has given us a home with resources to provide enough for everyone, more than enough. We are invited to use the earth's resources to provide for our needs: food, clothes, shelter, pleasure etc. But the gospel of the kingdom tells us these are all shared resources. The catch of this gospel invites us to have more than we need, but only when everyone has at least enough. Susan Warner sums it up nicely in her song Help Somebody. She sings: I got plenty and then some what do I do? I go out and help somebody get plenty and then some too.
For today's reflection, sit back and enjoy the song.