32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on Nov 9th, 2019 by Parish Office | 0
Reading for 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

As we come closer to the end of our church year, the readings pick up on nature and the winter experience of falling leaves and seemingly dead trees. The cold air furthers our awareness of death and the questions it brings to the living. In the readings today, we are pondering the question of the resurrection of the dead, that is, what will happen to us on the other side of this life? Is there another side, heaven, judgement, etc.?

Jesus’ answer is not an attempt to describe but an invitation to trust. That is, we cannot describe an experience beyond this life, but we do know who it is that is in charge. Our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is who we place our trust in with all questions of eternity. God, who has revealed love for us beyond any human experience, invites us to believe that God’s incredible love which is without limit.

Our Alleluia verse offer points to the heart of the readings. Today’s is “Jesus Christ is the firstborn of he dead; to him be glory and power, forever and ever.”  That glory and power is our eternal hope.

With Love,

Fr. Tom

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