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Reflection

Posted: March 10, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

People often are mistaken that the washing of feet is for the benefit of the one whose feet are being washed. It is the other way round and the key to this knowledge where it’s depth runs deep is humility. Without which the act amounts to nought.

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 10, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Have you ever been in a desperate situation where you needed help and either you could not find anyone willing to help or no one seemed to care! If you have not experienced such a situation, well be prepared because it can happen to anybody and for some it is only a matter of time, for now use your imagination….

A financial crisis has hit hard and you find yourself in debt, sick and alone you have run out of food. Who can you turn to for help? Your friends? Your family? You find that most if not all have abandoned you, and soon you fall into despair. Just as you are about to give up totally, someone you recognise from church whom you know lives a mediocre lifestyle; who has just enough for himself and his family takes you in, clothes and feed you with what little he has got. He even buys you medicine and nurses you back to health. Why? you ask yourself? Why would he help me? Who am I to him? I never took the time to know him personally? Why????

Because He is a man of God, He is man of faith! He seeks to God’s Will. He seeks NOT the rewards of the world but seeks out the Lord’s face. Whom He recognises in the face of His brethren especially in the least of his brethren. He knows that all the wealth in the world cannot ever measure up to the love of God which He bestows on His children. And all of us by our very baptism are His children and have been given the graces needed to help and love one another.

Let us be the men and women our Heavenly Father wants us to be, let us always seek out our Lord’s face as we go about doing His Will for us and in the service of our brethren. Amen

FIRST READING
Leviticus 19:1–2, 11–18

GOSPEL
Matthew 25:31–46

Jesus said to his disciples:
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’ Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”