November 5, 2018 Monday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time-B

Philippians 2:1-4

Psalm 131

Luke 14:12-14

…humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, Phil. 2:3

“…invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed you will be…” Lk. 14:13

Lord, tomorrow is kind of a big day for our country because it is Election Day.  We thank you for the blessing of freedom to go to the polls and make our choices of those men and women who will represent us in Congress and local governments.  The readings today are a good way to prepare us to be good citizens of our country and of your kingdom.  They remind us that when we vote we are not to look only at our own personal interests but to take into consideration the common good of all your children.  Paul tells us to not “act out of selfishness or vainglory.”  You encourage us to look to policies and platforms that strongly consider the poor and the weak who need to be invited to the banquet of our society.  Help us to see and respect the dignity of all our brothers and sisters and vote to improve opportunities for their economic development, enhance employment prospects and to respect life at all stages.  I pray today, dear Lord, that we will choose leaders and representatives who will be honest, faithful servants of all our people.  Amen