On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 24, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


My Lord Jesus Christ, at every Eucharistic celebration you send me out to go into the world to share the Good News, to heal and restore.  Forgive me Lord, for I was not prepared, nor was I truly listening with my heart.

I had a lukewarm faith believing that Your call was meant only for a certain few and that for the rest of us, we could somehow touch others by the way we live our lives as Christians. How wrong was I Lord? How could I expect to touch anyone with a lukewarm faith? If everyone chose to live only by example who will ever hear of Your sweet name? How do I glorify You with my lips sealed? You gave me a complete body, mind and soul should I not offer all of myself up to You?

You empower me Lord Jesus and it is You alone that I need. For when I go in Your name, I go with an assurance that You are with me every step of the way. What will I ever need that You will not provide? When I speak let my words be Your Words, when I think, let Your thoughts by my thoughts. Let me be patient with others as You were patient with me. Let me bring healing in Your name as You have healed me. Let me bring restoration in Your name as You have restored me. Let me bring Your peace, love and joy to all whom I meet; by Your Word Lord, by Your Word. And let me continue to pray for the conversion of all those who obstinately refuse to listen now. For You alone can soften their hearts…..I ask this in Your most Holy name, You who live and reign with the Father and The Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Luke 9:1–6

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.” Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere.

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