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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 15, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Can we build the Kingdom of God individually? Even a one man band is limited by the number of instruments and the music arrangements he can play. The philharmonic Orchestra is only as good as every member working together and playing their instruments beautifully at just the right time led by their conductor. So too it is when we as one body, with all our gifts and talents work beautifully together with Christ our head in building the kingdom of God.

Our Lord provides for what we need and can manage but if we in His love strive for more then we will be given more indeed. By His grace we can bring peace where there is none. Comfort where there is pain, joy when there is sorrow. We can bring new life to those dead in sin. The Word will set them free!

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen

FIRST READING
1 Corinthians 12:12–14, 27–31a

GOSPEL
Luke 7:11–17

Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.” This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.