Crystal Catalan preaches for the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, reflecting on the day's gospel in light of her experience of service and immersion ministries.
She asks us to consider how we might stay awake -- as Jesus asks us to -- the opportunities to participate in the building of God's reign in our daily lives.
"Together, we pray for the grace to be open, and to be willing to engage in new encounters with others, as difficult as it may be at times. As people of love and action, may we be ready with lamps shining bright with faith, hope, and charity to respond in all moments with open hearts. Though we do not know the day or the hour of the Final Coming, until then, may we be willing to accept our responsibility to one another and to work towards the common good - locally here in our own backyards, and around the world."