On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 2, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Faithful is our Lord from age to age. Great is His mercy and love!

He has saved us from the darkness and bondage of our many sins against Him. He has taken out our hearts of stone and given us hearts of flesh. Freed us to live and love to the full.

Faithful is our Lord from age to age. Great is His mercy and love!

He intercededs on our behalf to His Father and He prays we do likewise for our brethren. So that we might all remain one and steadfast in His love.

Faithful is our Lord from age to age. Great is His mercy and love!

He did not come to be served but to serve. He healed the sick, tended to the poor, set prisoners free. He proclaimed the Good news of the Kingdom of God to all.  We must strive to do the same with the many gifts and talents He has given us.

Faithful is our Lord from age to age. Great is His mercy and love!

Through Him, with Him and in Him. In the unity of the Holy Spirit, let us live our lives for Him and for others. Amen

First reading
Colossians 1:1-8

From Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy to the saints in Colossae, our faithful brothers in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.
  We have never failed to remember you in our prayers and to give thanks for you to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ever since we heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you show towards all the saints because of the hope which is stored up for you in heaven. It is only recently that you heard of this, when it was announced in the message of the truth. The Good News which has reached you is spreading all over the world and producing the same results as it has among you ever since the day when you heard about God’s grace and understood what this really is. Epaphras, who taught you, is one of our closest fellow workers and a faithful deputy for us as Christ’s servant, and it was he who told us all about your love in the Spirit.

Gospel
Luke 4:38-44

Leaving the synagogue Jesus went to Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever and they asked him to do something for her. Leaning over her he rebuked the fever and it left her. And she immediately got up and began to wait on them.
  At sunset all those who had friends suffering from diseases of one kind or another brought them to him, and laying his hands on each he cured them. Devils too came out of many people, howling, ‘You are the Son of God.’ But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Christ.
  When daylight came he left the house and made his way to a lonely place. The crowds went to look for him, and when they had caught up with him they wanted to prevent him leaving them, but he answered, ‘I must proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God to the other towns too, because that is what I was sent to do.’ And he continued his preaching in the synagogues of Judaea.

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