11th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C
Let us pray to the Father whose love gives us strength to follow his Son.
God our Father, we rejoice in the faith which draws us together, aware that selfishness can drive us apart.
Let your encouragement be our constant strength.
Keep us one in the love that has sealed our lives, help us to live, as one family, the Gospel we profess.
She (the sinful woman) waited behind him at his feet, weeping, and her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them away with her hair; then she covered his feet with kisses and anointed them with the ointment.
He said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven … Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’ Gospel
Happy the one whose offence is forgiven whose sin is remitted.
O happy the one to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no guile.
I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake.
What does the week hold for me and how do I feel God may be calling me?
And so … what do I want to ask of the Lord for myself and for others?