On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 12, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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The World seeks to drown out Christian values often by first trying to redefine, if not then contort them. It wants to go back to pagan roots and rituals now under the guise of a modernised background. Secularism is a key component followed by a narcissistic society driven by their own desires.

What are some ancient practices that have resurfaced? Child sacrifices for instance offered for a better life, a great harvest, easier carefree living. And it goes under a new name, Abortion! Then there is homosexuality, rape and other forms of Sexual abuse. Murder, divorce, blatant disregard for the aged etc. Who ultimately stands to gain from all of it? The ancient serpent himself who goes by many names, the scatterer! satan.

Still there is hope! For we have with us a light so powerful that evil with all its might will never, ever even come close to extinguishing. Jesus our Lord and God! Who gathers us all unto Himself.

Lord Jesus I seek to live with You in Your Kingdom and I pray for the grace to lead many of my brethren home to You. Amen

First reading
Jeremiah 7:23-28

These were my orders: Listen to my voice, then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Follow right to the end the way that I mark out for you, and you will prosper. But they did not listen, they did not pay attention; they followed the dictates of their own evil hearts, refused to face me, and turned their backs on me. From the day your ancestors came out of the land of Egypt until today, day after day I have persistently sent you all my servants the prophets.
But they have not listened to me, have not paid attention; they have grown stubborn and behaved worse than their ancestors. You may say all these words to them: they will not listen to you; you may call them: they will not answer. So tell them this, “Here is the nation that will not listen to the voice of the Lord its God nor take correction. Sincerity is no more, it has vanished from their mouths.”

Gospel
Luke 11:14-23

Jesus was casting out a devil and it was dumb; but when the devil had gone out the dumb man spoke, and the people were amazed. But some of them said, ‘It is through Beelzebul, the prince of devils, that he casts out devils.’ Others asked him, as a test, for a sign from heaven; but, knowing what they were thinking, he said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is heading for ruin, and a household divided against itself collapses. So too with Satan: if he is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? – Since you assert that it is through Beelzebul that I cast out devils. Now if it is through Beelzebul that I cast out devils, through whom do your own experts cast them out? Let them be your judges then. But if it is through the finger of God that I cast out devils, then know that the kingdom of God has overtaken you. So long as a strong man fully armed guards his own palace, his goods are undisturbed; but when someone stronger than he is attacks and defeats him, the stronger man takes away all the weapons he relied on and shares out his spoil.
‘He who is not with me is against me; and he who does not gather with me scatters.’

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