On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 9, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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God our Father is all positive when it comes to His love for us. How then can we fear rejection for our sinful lives when we turn to Him with contrite hearts?

Let our yes be a Yes from our hearts to the Lord. And His mercy will be upon us. We on our part must strive hard each and every day to walk in His light.

Let the love of Jesus illumine our hearts, minds, deeds and faces. So that anyone who look upon us can see the face of Him whom sent us. Amen

First reading
2 Corinthians 1:18-22

I swear by God’s truth, there is no Yes and No about what we say to you. The Son of God, the Christ Jesus that we proclaimed among you – I mean Silvanus and Timothy and I – was never Yes and No: with him it was always Yes, and however many the promises God made, the Yes to them all is in him. That is why it is ‘through him’ that we answer Amen to the praise of God. Remember it is God himself who assures us all, and you, of our standing in Christ, and has anointed us, marking us with his seal and giving us the pledge, the Spirit, that we carry in our hearts.

Gospel
Matthew 5:13-16

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled underfoot by men.
‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in the sight of men, so that, seeing your good works, they may give the praise to your Father in heaven.’

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