Weekend of October 30-31, 2010-Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 11:22-12:2                          2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2                                     Luke 19:1-10 This weekend’s first reading speaks of God’s patience and mercy toward us, his children who have strayed.  In the second reading, Paul encourages the Thessalonians to let their lives glorify Jesus.  In the Gospel we hear about Zacchaeus, the tax collector who was found by Christ.  He is transformed by Christ and saved by faith.

The ministry of Jesus was to seek and to save what was lost.  As we approach the end of this Church year, let us reflect on the ways in which we, ourselves, have felt lost and in need of the Lord’s saving grace.  Then, let us resolve to call on that grace to help us make improvements in our lives.