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


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?


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?


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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