Pastors Desk: Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time/B

Posted 17th November 2018 in Pastor's Desk

Pastor’s Desk 18th November 2018 - Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time/B

33rd-sundayHow often have you witnessed or read about a significant event in the world and said to yourself that ‘it is a sign of the times we live in’? For example we might say that in reference to something that has happened to bring about a change in society that we may not necessarily agree with.

But there are always two ways of looking at most life events. Today’s gospel is an example of that. For some of us the text may sound like a warning of some threatening doom and for another it may appear to give hope and promise for the future.

Sometimes it’s very difficult to read the signs of the times and be able to discern what the Lord is saying to us in a given situation. That’s often because we can have a very narrow view of the world due to our limited understanding of God’s plan for humanity and society in general. This is where Faith helps us. Faith helps us to discern what God may be saying to us in challenging times where the signs may not be so clear and uncertainty can cloud our discernment.

Lord, give us the gift of greater clarity so that we can understand better the signs of our times, and the grace to stay awake and keep watch.

Fr. Gerry