On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 27, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Awake! Arise! “Come out of the darkness of your lives into my light”, the Lord our God is calling us. For despite our many atrocious sins, He still loves us. Otherwise if He did not care for us at all, He will not bother to admonish us.

He knows only too well that if we choose to remain as we are then we are dead in Sin and the effects of Sin is far-reaching. Jesus offers us new life in Him, He longs to embrace us, to cleanse us from within, to pour His life, His love into our hearts, into our very being.  To live a life worthy of God who is calling us to share the glory of His Kingdom.

Let us pray….

O God of wisdom and of love, you inflamed Saint Augustine with the love of Christ, who is wisdom and your power. Through his intercession, pour out into Your Church anew each day the burning fire of the Holy Spirit to inflame all hearts with love for your beauty and your truth.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen

(Memorial – Saint Augustine)

GOSPEL
Matthew 23:27–32

Jesus said,
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth. Even so, on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing.

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the memorials of the righteous, and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have joined them in shedding the prophets’ blood.’ Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are the children of those who murdered the prophets; now fill up what your ancestors measured out!”

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