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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 5, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Just like flowers and plants need water and sunlight to grow and thrive otherwise they will soon wither and die; So it is with us needing God in our lives. His commandments and His Will for us is like the water and sunlight in which we grow and thrive. Yet He loves us so much that He allows us to choose to accept them or not to accept.

By turning our backs on His commandments and His Will for us, we choose to separate ourselves from Him and so will face the natural consequences of our actions which ultimately leads to our permanent death.

Christ Jesus our Lord offers us redemption, for by His death and resurrection He has conquered death for us. He comes to seek out the sheep that had fallen astray and lead them home. To liberate us from the chains of sin and until such time our death becomes permanent we still have hope; because He gives us that hope that we may have a change of heart. That we will choose to reject sin and turn back to Him. So let us take up our cross daily and follow Him by being faithful to the Gospels. Amen

FIRST READING
Deuteronomy 30:15–20

GOSPEL
Luke 9:22–25

Jesus said to his disciples:
“The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

Then he said to all,
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?”