Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

First Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 15: 1-11
Gospel Reading
Luke 7: 36-50

Opening Prayer

Jesus sometimes I’m jealous. I wish I had seen you personally and directly. Then I would be more convinced that you had been raised from the tomb and live. Sometimes I doubt because you seem hidden, quiet, elusive or dead. But then at other times, I’m sure that I see and experience you and know that I have met you. Your risen Presence is mysterious, elusive and wonderful. You must smile at my lack of faith. I am a sinful person, like the woman in the Gospel. I really want to repent and let the love of my heart explode in anointing you and washing your feet with my tears. I’m sure that sometimes I have stretched your mercy by my slippery and restless ways, but your expansive heart is always bigger than my sinfulness. You overlook and forgive so much. I’m overwhelmed and humbled by your compassionate mercy. Thank you for being so kind to sinners like me.

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