APOCALYPSE 14:1-5; PSALM 24; LUKE 21:1-4
“Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them.” The gospel presents us with the widow’s mite. Preaching on this, Pope Francis said: ‘Faced with the needs of others, we are called to deprive ourselves of essential things, not only the superfluous; we are called to give the necessary time, not only what remains extra; we are called to give immediately and unconditionally some of our talent, not after using it for our own purposes or our own group’. Lord grant us the spirit of sincere service and charity; the spirit of faithfulness despite the persecutions so that like the just in the first reading we may be granted entrance into heaven.
LET US PRAY
Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God, teach me true generosity. Teach me to serve you as you deserve. To give without counting the cost, to fight heedless of wounds, to sacrifice myself without thought of any reward; help me to fulfill your will.