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The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Luke’s Parable is concise and forceful.  The Pharisee was not praying to God – rather – he was expressing his marvelous virtues for all to hear!  What a difference from the prayer of the tax collector who knew he was cheating people and asked for God’s mercy as he acknowledged his sins.  Which “prayer” is our response to God?                                                         Do we always have to be the “centerpiece” and tell everyone our good deeds or are we willing to provide service to others without sharing our actions with others?                                                        We all need God’s mercy.  A humble person realizes that all that we have comes from God as grace – we must recognize our sinfulness and our need for God’s forgiveness.  Where are we?  Have the experiences of prayer deepened our love of God?  Are we willing to deepen our experiences of prayer?  Take time…

 

 

Notes from Nancy

Thoughts and announcements from our Pastoral Director, Nancy Woodcock. Please leave any questions in the comments.