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On Today’s Gospel

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

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Too long and too hard we have fought to hold on to our wealth, carnal pleasures, our tempers, unforgiveness, selfishness, vainglorious, pride, obstinacy,sloth, greed. To what end? Ten minutes of pleasure? Recognition? Fame? Justification? Risking the loss of our salvation, our one true meaning in life?

Let us always be ready and waiting to take up or cross and follow Jesus our source of all that is true and good,our only way to life eternal. Amen

GOSPEL Matthew 16:24–28

Jesus said to his disciples,“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life? For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay each according to his conduct. Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”