On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 9, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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When we leave every meeting or encounter with friends, family, loved ones and even new acquaintances. Have we distanced ourselves completely? Or have we left behind a lasting impression? Have we left an impression of Christ in their midst?

Jesus did not distance Himself from us by His ascension, instead He brings closer to Him by preparing our rooms with Him and in Him.  He is with us now in a far greater way that we can ever hope to fully fathom. In the Eucharist, in our hearts, in our body, mind and spirit.  We embrace this truth when we live according to His Word. How can we not share this great love?

How can we preach in His name repentance, forgiveness and the peace and joy of encountering our Lord Jesus if we ourselves do not make the daily effort to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospels?

We are called to share the TRUTH of the incarnation of Jesus, His life, His death and His resurrection. By our lives and by our love, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit we will lead all nations into the lasting hope, peace, love and joy we have in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen

Today’s Gospel Luke 24:44–53

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high.”
50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple blessing God.

 

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