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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 7, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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All too often hurts, pains, arguments, anger even rage are a result of a ill disciplined and malicious tongue. Teach me to speak Lord with a gentle one, allow me to bring Your truth and Your love to all. That I may feed the hungry with spiritual food as well as physical nourishment. Lord guide me in my endeavours.

People close to me, family and friends are always welcome in my home. Let me now invite those who have angered or hurt me, who have sinned against me ; first into the home of my heart. Dine with us Lord, as we bask in Your love, mercy and healing. Then when the time is right, give me the courage and strength to invite them into my home. Lord guide me in my endeavours. Amen

FIRST READING
Isaiah 58:9b–14

GOSPEL
Luke 5:27–32

Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed him. Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were at table with them. The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.”

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 7, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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When we have too many worldly desires, too many cares and concerns; where will we have room in our hearts for God? So when we decide to observe a fast let it truly be about emptying ourselves so that God can fill our hearts. Let it be about drawing closer to Him. Let it be about contrition for our sins.

Jesus my Lord, I adore thee with all my heart. Whatever sacrifices I do to day, I offer it up for the reparation of my sins and that of my family. And if you deem them worthy enough let it for the sins of the world. In Your most precious name. Amen

First Reading
Isaiah 58:1-9a

Gospel
Matthew 9:14-15

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”