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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 1, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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The ways of our Lord and God is not of this world. How many of us transformed by our Lord, especially from a sinful past remain to this day in awe of Him? All we were called to do and have done in His name astonishes us, for we know that we could never had accomplished them on our own.

Yet we too find it most difficult to reach out to those who are close to us. Family, friends all seem to remember and only see us through our history.  However we should always bear in mind, that what may be impossible for us is possible for God. (Matt 19:26) We are not called to convert others, all we need to do is plant the seed and God will do the rest.

Let us always allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us discern who are those who have come to us in the name of the Lord to prophesy to us. Let us not rely on gossip, hearsay or other means to give us the ‘truth’. Let our faith in Jesus always lead us to the light and the way. For through Him and In Him we bear witness to His mighty deeds. Amen

GOSPEL
Matthew 13:54–58

Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.” And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.