On Today’s Gospel…

Posted: March 3, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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How many of us have encountered negativity, sometimes even scepticism following our repentance and conversion to Christ? More so when we try to reach our to our family, friends and sisters and brothers in our catholic community? When we try to give reasons for our new found joy and belief in Christ our saviour? Did we not find it easier to touch the hearts of strangers? Why?

It may be some hurts we had caused in the past? It could be our radical change? It could be simple jealousy? It could be insecurity or inferiority complex issues? It could be an absence of a relationship with God in their own lives? An absence of love?

Do we give up and move on? Or with patience, prayer and love, do we plant seeds and trust that God will do the rest?

The love of heavenly Father is universal just as His Church is universal. Let us love as He does.

GOSPEL Luke 4:24–30

Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth: “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land. It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon. Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong. But he passed through the midst of them and went away.

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