Thirty-second Sunday 2018

I Have Something to Offer

Whether we think of the poor widow of Zarephath or the poor widow in Mark’s Gospel, they each teach us that we all have something to contribute. They both were radically poor, and yet, were sure that their contribution meant something.

Too many times in our present day reality we might think that we are unimportant; that our voice isn’t heard; our vote doesn’t count; our lives are not important. That negative and false image that we have of ourselves is confronted by these women in today’s readings.

Each of us is important. What we do is important. It only takes one person to change history as Saint Paul reminds us in the Second Reading. The one God-man, Jesus, sacrificed his life to take away the sins of us all.

God has called each of us into existence for a purpose. Each of us is important. Each of us has something to offer. What am I offering today? What am I doing to respond to the call to contribute to the betterment of humanity?

By Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC

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