On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 18, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Christ be our light in the darkness of our souls lead us on to freedom and victory over all evil. You are our truth, light and way.

Patient and gentle are You O Lord, Merciful, loving and kind. Take me with You on the narrow road and lead me on Your path to glory.

Wash me clean and I will be white as snow. Let me be a beacon for my brethren. So that I may glorify You by leading them home to You. In You Jesus I pray. Amen

First reading
Exodus 12:37-42

The sons of Israel left Rameses for Succoth, about six hundred thousand on the march – all men – not counting their families. People of various sorts joined them in great numbers; there were flocks, too, and herds in immense droves. They baked cakes with the dough which they had brought from Egypt, unleavened because the dough was not leavened; they had been driven out of Egypt, with no time for dallying, and had not provided themselves with food for the journey. The time that the sons of Israel had spent in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And on the very day the four hundred and thirty years ended, all the array of the Lord left the land of Egypt. The night, when the Lord kept vigil to bring them out of the land of Egypt, must be kept as a vigil in honour of the Lord for all their generations.

Gospel
Matthew 12:14-21

The Pharisees went out and began to plot against him, discussing how to destroy him.
  Jesus knew this and withdrew from the district. Many followed him and he cured them all, but warned them not to make him known. This was to fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah:
Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved, the favourite of my soul.
I will endow him with my spirit,
and he will proclaim the true faith to the nations.
He will not brawl or shout,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
He will not break the crushed reed,
nor put out the smouldering wick
till he has led the truth to victory:
in his name the nations will put their hope.

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