Archive for September 8, 2014

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 8, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Even today it is tempting to quickly engage lawyers to seek justice and settlements. To make the other pay heaftily for crossing us or wronging us in some way. It does not even matter if it all started out from a petty misunderstanding. Have we tried talking it out peacefully? Where is God in this all? Do we pray for discernment on what to do first? Do we seek to forgive first followed by fraternal correction in love and charity?

We are called not simply to be followers of Christ but His disciples. And one important aspect of discipleship is the ability to bear with suffering and hardship in the service of our brethren and our loving God. Our loving Lord who never abandons us and of Whom we draw courage, wisdom and strength.

Jesus calls us all unto Himself, the faithful as well as sinners alike. By His Word we are nourished, His grace and power heals us and sets us free from evil and sin. Let us be faithful children of God, one body in Christ. Amen

FIRST READING
1 Corinthians 6:1–11

GOSPEL
Luke 6:12–19

Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground. A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and even those who were tormented by unclean spirits were cured. Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all.