Monday 27 November 2017

About Today Readings

Psalter Week II. 34th Week in Ordinary Time.

Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20. Daniel 3:52-56. Luke 21:1-4.

Glory and praise forever — Daniel 3:52-56.

‘Jesus looked up and saw the rich people putting in their offerings.’

Jesus, like the great philosophers of ancient times, did not teach in a classroom; instead he taught on foot in public places observing the lives of the people who passed in front of him. In today’s gospel he is in the marketplace near a place of worship, having just warned his disciples against the ostentatious practice of piety—no doubt being demonstrated before their eyes. He turns his gaze to those placing gifts in the treasury and catches sight of the widow who has given all she had.

Jesus is a great people watcher. How much do we take note of the people who pass by?


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