November 23, 2009

Misers

What a perfect time of year to talk about misers! "A Christmas Carol" is being staged featuring everyone's favorite miser: Scrooge.

Today's Gospel reading is the story of the Widow's Mite from Luke 21:1-4

He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury;
and He saw a poor widow put in two copper coins.
And He said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them;
for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had."


How many of us are miserly with our offerings to the Lord? I'm not only talking about money. How many of us only go to Mass on Sunday if we don't happen to already have other plans or there is not a game on? How many of us rarely give time each day to prayer? Do we only pray when we happen to have a few spare minutes? Do we ever willfully designate time to spend with Him? Do we ever refuse to socialize with our friends because we already had time scheduled for the Lord?

Advent is approaching and it's a great time of year to renew your relationship with Him. Who doesn't love a baby? I know. Some of us love the Tiny Infant Baby Jesus (Hi Ricky Bobby!) more than Cross Jesus. It shouldn't be that way but you need to start somewhere. Why not start now?

4 Comments:

Blogger Terry Nelson said...

The Infant Jesus is inseparable from the Cross Jesus. Jesus suffered from the first moment of His conception. We cannot fathom the condescension of the Word made flesh... the utter humiliation, the self-emptying, self-effacement of God in the passion of the Infant Jesus. The Sacred Heart that was pierced upon the Cross is the same Heart we adore in the Divine Infant Jesus.

November 23, 2009 11:55 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Ter: I completely agree. I was just making a dig at those who get really uncomfortable at the thought of Jesus suffering. They try and pretend it never happened.

These are the same folks who claim Jesus did not die for their sins. They don't realize the full horror of that remark. I usually clue them in and ruin their day/life!

November 23, 2009 8:16 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Oh I know - I don't know what comes over me sometimes when I place a comment.

November 23, 2009 9:10 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Your comment was very wise and passionate!

November 24, 2009 10:10 AM  

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