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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 28, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Are we to abandon our family who need us, to follow Jesus? NO we follow Him by abandoning our worldly views and values.  Jesus is the source of all that is good and we serve Him by bringing all to faith in Him. Instead of allowing our family and friends to influence us with ways of the world, we are to become shepherds for them and lead them on the path of truth and righteousness towards holiness.

Will it be easy and smooth sailing? No, in fact is it not more difficult to lead our own family members who have lapsed in their faith? In spite of the difficulties we encounter along the way in bringing others closer to God our Father, we are assured that Jesus is with us every step of the way. Our reward will be a hundredfold, but need we worry about rewards? Is our reward not in serving our Lord and saviour in itself? When we put Jesus first in our lives, we are first in His.

Lord Jesus lead me always in Your ways so that I may bring our family home to You. Amen

GOSPEL Mark 10:28–31

Peter began to say to Jesus,‘We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come. But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.”