Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Readings
First Scripture Reading
Titus 2: 1-8, 11-14
Gospel Reading
Luke 17: 7-10

Opening Prayer

God, You are self-emptying in your love. Jesus came as Servant and humbly poured himself out for us. Why do we get so caught up and pre- occupied with what we do and how important we are! Sometimes I feel like a hypocrite thinking of myself as a follower of Jesus. I get so proud and arrogant about my hard work and earnest intentions. I think I should get special treatment, instead of simply humbly and gratefully acknowledging that I have been privileged to follow you and serve your people. Yes, I want to sit at the table with you, and understand that whether I am male or female, young or old, you expect proper, disciplined and respectful behavior from your servants and friends – those whom you invite to the table. Thank you for purifying us of our sinfulness so that we can belong with you!

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