On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 19, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Abba forgive me, I may not be wealthy and haughty but I have certainly acted as such. I have indeed been proud and selfish. Time and money was only well spent if it was on me first, family and on rare occasion friends. I never set my sights on You unless it was out of desperation, for I relied on my own strength. I gloried in my personal accomplishments. I was a fool!
I am glad that I did not wait until I was at my lowest point to turn back to You. I did so with a desire to know You, to know Your ways. For my way was leading me in circles. And I realise now that I could not come back on my own. It was Your saving Grace Lord Jesus that has helped me find my way back to my heavenly Father.

Jesus my Lord, my God, I now gladly give up my life for Your sake. For I know my life is safe in Your hands, for even if my mortal life is taken; I will have true life in You. Let me sing the praises of my great and mighty God to all who will lisen so that they too will learn and sing with me. Glory! Glory! Glory to You O Lord! Amen.

First Reading
Ez 28:1-10

Gospel
Mt 19:23-30

Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For men this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” Then Peter said to him in reply, “We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

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