On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 1, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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There are times when I’ve felt afraid, unprepared, tired and reluctant to push ahead what You had called me to do. Lord Jesus give me strength and steadfastness of faith. By Your example of unfailing love for us and for Your Father; You let nothing stop or hamper You from carrying out His Will. Grant me the grace to do likewise.

All too often I’ve felt a profound sadness and hurt that others have either blatantly rejected You or have shown much irreverence for You, my Lord, my God or even an indifference to and for their faith. Instead of anger or righteous wrath, You desire for us to possess and exercise patience and love. Let Your Wisdom and Counsel govern our hearts through the Holy Spirit. May we always have charity and love in our hearts for others. Amen.

GOSPEL

Luke 9:51–56

When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.

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