Archive for September 29, 2014

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 29, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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I know what it is like to be a dead man walking amongst the living. For each time I fall into grave sin my life withers and dies. The warmth of Your light is diminished and I walk around clammy and cold. I mourn for my sins and turn to You, for apart from You Lord I face eternal death. Have mercy on me Lord, have mercy.

Praise be to my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ! For You ransomed Your life for me and for many, so that we have hope for an eternal life with You. You came not to condemn the world but so that we who believe may be saved through You.

Transform me by Your Word oh Lord so that I may take up my cross and resolutely follow You. Amen

First reading
Job 3:1-3,11-17,20-23

Gospel
Luke 9:51-56

As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village.