33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 14, 2010


We are just about at the end of the liturgical year, and so it should not surprise us that our readings are rather apocalyptic in nature.  Every year as our season comes to end, so too do we hear about the “end of days”

These apocalyptic texts are designed to rattle us, but I wonder if they really do?   Perhaps we have heard them so many times now or place them in the context of history that we only mildly recognize their message?

The question Jesus is asking us is where do we put our trust?  Our hope?

Remember that Christianity is really a religion of transformation and of conversion.  And the best way to define conversion is a process of detachment with yourself (and all those things that feed our own ego)

But I think too many of us believe that the detachment we must make is from our sinful ways and that is true, but I think the bigger problem is our own egos – our illusion of self-importance – because when it comes down to it – I think ultimately most of us trust ourselves more than anything or anyone else.

We are to be about the transformation of our own ego.  We are not important because of what we can achieve; rather we are important because of what we can receive.  This is what we call trust.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Malachi 4.1-2, 2 Thessalonians 3.7-12; Luke 21.5-19)


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