Bulletin Shorts for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30 October 2022 

Wisdom 11:22–12:2.  Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14.  2 Thessalonians 1:11–2:2.  Luke 19:1-10.

Whom Does Jesus Seek?  The short of stature Zacchaeus runs ahead, climbs a tree, and seeks Jesus as he passes by.  But Jesus stops, seeks Zacchaeus out, and invites himself to dinner.  This story, as is all of the gospel, is about us, too.  In our seeking Jesus, we discover he has been seeking us.  All.  The.  Time.

  • Why does Jesus want to stay with me?
  • How does his invitation to stay with me urge me to change some behaviors?
  • How does all of this help me to be more generious? What mercy work will I do this week?

Use this prayer card to be ever mindful of the Works of Mercy.

Prayer Card - The Works of Mercy

This post was first published on the worship pages of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois website.
Sunday Prayer Shaping Life and Belief
Written by Eliot Kapitan.
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