Widows are visible everywhere in today’s readings. Jesus denounces those scribes who pray impressive prayers but devour widows’ houses. He commends the poor widow who in his view gave far more than the major donors. Jesus doesn’t see her simply as an object of compassion or charity. She, like the widow of Zarephath who shares her last bit of food with Elijah, does something of great importance.


O God, you show forth your almighty power chiefly by reaching out to us in mercy. Grant us the fullness of your grace, strengthen our trust in your promises, and bring all the world to share in the treasures that come through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


1 Kings 17:8-16
Psalm 146
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 25th Sunday after Pentecost
MondayRuth 1:1-22
1 Timothy 5:1-8
Psalm 94
TuesdayRuth 3:14-4:6
1 Timothy 5:9-16
Psalm 94
WednesdayRuth 4:7-22
Luke 4:16-30
Psalm 94
ThursdayDaniel 4:4-18
1 Timothy 6:11-21
Psalm 16
FridayDaniel 4:19-27
Colossians 2:6-15
Psalm 16
SaturdayDaniel 4:28-37
Mark 12:1-12
Psalm 16
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