Nineteenth Sunday of the Year (C)
32 'There is no need to be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom.
33 'Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Get yourselves purses that do not wear out, treasure that will not fail you, in heaven where no thief can reach it and no moth destroy it.
34 For wherever your treasure is, that is where your heart will be too.
35 'See that you have your belts done up and your lamps lit.
36 Be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks.
37 Blessed those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. In truth I tell you, he will do up his belt, sit them down at table and wait on them.
38 It may be in the second watch that he comes, or in the third, but blessed are those servants if he finds them ready.
39 You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time the burglar would come, he would not have let anyone break through t
Sunday Gospel Reflection With Fr. Bill Grimm
August 9, 2013
When we wait for Christ, he shapes us. If we really wait in expectation, he becomes more real to us than the "reality" we see around us. Perhaps that is what it means to wait in joyful hope for the coming of the Lord. In some sense, while we wait for him, he is with us. He is part of the waiting.
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