On Today’s Gospel

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

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No matter how obstinate and sinful we are, our loving Father still reaches out His hand to us. Beckoning for us to come back to Him. Warning us of the impending doom that awaits us if we refuse to turn away from evil and sin. Our own destruction is in our hands and yet our Father would readily take it away from us if we were willing to give it to Him.

O how evil and sin silences us, that we are unable to give glory, praise and thanks to our Heavenly Father. So too are we unable to cry to our Lord for help. And yet so merciful and kind is our loving Lord that He liberates us from the Evil that holds us. So that we have a chance of new life in Him. Do we then sing His praises for the new life we lead or do we fall back into our old ways of cursing and swearing?

While we continue to pray for vocations into the ministerial priesthood and religious life. Let us remember that we are called to be priest, prophet and king for one another. To do the Lord’s work and share the good news of God’s love for us; and to lead one another home to our heavenly Father. Amen

FIRST READING
Hosea 8:4–7, 11–13

GOSPEL
Matthew 9:32–38

A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus, and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.”

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”

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