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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 26, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Why do we even try to find fault with one another instead of recognising the good? Do we suffer from an inferiority complex or are so full of ourselves that we cannot see past our noses? Perhaps the answers lie in this one question, are we truly God’s people?

As surely as sheep recognises the voice of their master so will we recognise the presence of our Lord in others. We will see the good and the beauty which comes from Him. For the ‘strong man’ has come to liberate and save us. We are His people and He is our God!

Lord Jesus be my shepherd as I help gather Your flock unto You. Amen

FIRST READING
Jeremiah 7:23–28

GOSPEL
Luke 11:14–23

Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed. Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe. But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”