A Moment before the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

There’s what we say, then there’s what we do.  Before anyone ever told us stuff like “actions speak louder than words,” we knew it was true.  And which one really means something. 

In Biblical times, widows were some of the most poor and vulnerable people.  They didn’t have what they needed to care for themselves.  Let alone anything extra or leftover to give away. 

Which is why their examples of lived faith are so powerful. 

And why they are the models that the first reading (1 Kings) and the Gospel (Mark) give for our relationship with God.  Not because God wants money.  Because God wants us. 

All of us, not just our extras and leftovers.

Readings for Sunday