On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 12, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Does giving in to sin because of peer pressure or because of our deep love for someone make it OK? Does keeping silent while someone close to us leads a sinful life ok? Sin in all it’s forms ensures a separation from God! No matter how holy or obedient we once were to the Will of God, it blinds us to His wonders and His love. To the point we can vaguely even recall how good it was when God was once by our side.

Why do some think that sins of the fathers or mothers for that matter will not affect the next generation? Fathers and Mothers have the greatest influence in their children lives and so if they justify their sinful actions convincingly enough will it not rub off on some if not all of their children? Especially if they were at an impressionable age.

The loving, living word of God cannot penetrate hearts which are hard, cold and wild with sin. These belong to obstinate ears who will not listen, will not change for they have wilfully chosen sin over God. But for those who yearn to be healed, to be transformed, who greatly desires to do God’s Will and who humble themselves before Him; their prayers are answered.

Lord Jesus I so desire to have unwavering faith in You! To love and serve You all of my life. Help me to grow in love and faith and grant me the Grace and strength to persevere amidst adversity or persecution. Be my shepherd now and forevermore. Amen

1st Reading
1 Kings 11:4-13

GOSPEL
Mark 7:24–30

Jesus went to the district of Tyre. He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it, but he could not escape notice. Soon a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard about him. She came and fell at his feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she begged him to drive the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first. For it is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She replied and said to him, “Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.” Then he said to her, “For saying this, you may go. The demon has gone out of your daughter.” When the woman went home, she found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.

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