November 10, 2018

32nd Sunday - B (November 11, 2018)

The Offering of Life

The poor widow “has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.”

The word for “livelihood” can also be translated as “life.”
Besides, logically speaking, since she has contributed all she has to live on she has offered to God her very life.

Last week, Jesus taught the commandment of loving God with one’s whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. 

This week, Jesus gives us the example of this woman who offers God her life.

And by this time, Jesus is already in Jerusalem.  Soon, he will sacrifice his very life as the gift of love to God and to all humanity. 

When we receive the Eucharist, we receive this gift of Jesus’ life.  And He empowers us to love as he does.  

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