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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 15, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Do week seek Jesus to counsel us for our lack of understanding? Do we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us? Or do we sow discord by own interpretation or understanding of scripture and the teachings of our Holy Church?

Why do we fast? If we fast at all? To observe the lenten discipline? Or do we fast out of love for that which is divine? To empty ourselves of our worldliness. As a penance for our sins, for what we have done and what we have failed to do. To truly taste humility of body and mind. To hunger for the Word which truly satisfies. To share a taste of what our poor sisters and brothers experience on a daily basis. To strengthen ourselves against all temptations. To allow our Heavenly Father to fill us with His grace and blessings. So that at the end of our lenten journey we can truly experience the joy of our risen bridegroom, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

GOSPEL Matthew 9:14–15

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”