Archive for February 20, 2013

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 20, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Are we still waiting to see a miracle or to hear a loud booming voice in the sky before we have faith? Do we not see God’s hand in our lives? Do we not hear Him speaking to us daily? Do we set aside some quiet time to be with Him? Why?

Are our hearts calling out to the Lord our God? Do we truly seek Him in humility? If we have, we would surely have heard Him call us to repentance whether through His priest, prophets or kings here on earth or even directly to us, be it through our conscience, our physical senses.  He so very much desires to embrace us in His love, to heal us, to fill the void in us.  How can He? If we refuse to let go of our sinful pleasures, sinful desires, greed, empty pride, selfishness, unforgiveness, arrogance, idol worship etc? How can He speak to us if we refuse to listen?

If atheist, even non-Christians have searched and found our true God, why can’t we? We have the fullness of faith and yet do we blind ourselves? Do we intentionally shut our ears?

Jesus! the greatest gift from God! A gift of Himself, a love offering for all. There is no greater gift, there is no greater love! Please! Let us not go on rejecting Him by our sinfulness! Let us embrace Him as He reaches out to us….

Let us sing this prayer….

Sweet heart of Jesus! Fount of Love and Mercy,
Today we come Thy blessings to implore;
O touch our hearts so cold and so ungrateful,
And make them Lord, Thine own for evermore.

Chorus:
Sweet heart of Jesus! We implore;
Oh! Make us love Thee more and more.

Sweet heart of Jesus! Make us know and love Thee,
Unfold to us the treasures of Thy Grace,
That so our hearts, from things of earth uplifted,
May long alone to gaze upon Thy Face.

GOSPEL Luke 11:29–32

While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here.”