Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
She directs operations with grace and style. She trains new employees on appropriate tasks. Her picture is framed on the side of a semi-truck, on a corporate wall, and on promotional materials. Her smile radiates and her laughter is infectious. She is a celebrity in her own right—exactly what it seems most people are seeking in our culture. Or, as in today’s Gospel, one would suspect Meghan is one of the lucky few who God has given five talents—and one who most definitely has doubled God’s investment in her.
For They Preach But They Do Not Practice: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rubbing the sleep from his eyes, four-year-old Freddy announced, “I want ice cream for breakfast.” His mother calmly explained the importance of starting the day with nutritious foods. “Hmm,” Freddy responded. “But Mimi has Fudgsicles for breakfast.” Laura gently, yet firmly, responded: “Well, Freddy, maybe Mimi has ice cream, but you’re a growing boy and you need a good, healthy breakfast.” Though his mother managed to convince Freddy to eat cereal, I seriously doubt I could have made the case. You can't preach what you don't practice.
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