Daily Gospel Reflection for November 11, 2018 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Today’s Gospel: Mark 12:38-44 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“All she had, her whole livelihood.” This story focuses specifically on the poor widow’s money, but I can’t help but reflect on that phrase “her whole livelihood”. I have my God-given dream job – a full-time editor position at a good Catholic publisher, close to my family, in a city with a vibrant Catholic population. Yet on so many days, I am distracted, unfocused, complaining about tiny things, slothful. Christ honors the widow’s gift of “all she had”. I should give Him not just a financial tithe, but every moment of my day, every action of my work, every aspect of my life. Isn’t He the one Who gave me everything, to begin with?

Ponder:

What would it look like for you to give Christ your “whole livelihood”? What is one small, even mundane part of your life you can give Him today?

Pray:

My King, You gave me every good thing in my life. Help me to return it all to You.


Copyright 2018 Rebecca Willen

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Rebecca is an alumna of Christendom College and works as an Associate Editor at Our Sunday Visitor. She is a nerdy Catholic, book addict, Shakespeare fangirl, amateur baker, and musician. Follow @NerdCornerBooks on Instagram for book recommendations!

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