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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 11, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Oh the Word of my Lord, deep within my being! A song I now sing daily with joy. Such profound joy that it cannot be contained and must be shared with whomever will listen. The love of our Lord is upon me and you. For the glory of God is a human being fully alive and alive I am.

With God dwelling in my heart will I see the petty faults in others or will I instead seek out the good and draw it out to greater fruition? Recognising that I am a great sinner will I mock or chastise others for their smaller sins or instead seek to purify my heart with our Lord’s enduring love and in holiness lead my brethren into holiness too?

Oh the Word of my Lord, deep within my being. Oh the Word of my Lord fill my body, mind and soul. Amen

FIRST READING
1 Corinthians 9:16–19, 22b–27

GOSPEL
Luke 6:39–42

Jesus told his disciples a parable:
“Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”