On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 4, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Why O Lord do You love us so? Over and over again we have been selfish, self absorbed and self centred. Often choosing to give in to our base desires.  Turning our backs on You and choosing modern day idols to worship. Still You came to seek out Your lost sheep, to lead them home into Your fold.

Ever patient, every merciful, ever loving are You O Lord. You gave us all and held nothing back.  You suffered great indignity, humiliation, torture and a horrendous death.  You paid a heavy debt You did not owe for us who incurred a heavy debt we could not pay. For love of us that we might live.

Lord God of all creation, You created us in Your own image.  And even at the start of our downfall,  when we unleashed sin into the world and the our image became distorted.  You set Your loving plan of salvation in motion. The old was fulfilled in the new and the new revealed in the old.

Jesus my Lord and my God, I adore You!  I will fast when You want me to fast and pray always as to remain in communion with You. And just as You came to seek me out a black sheep, to lead me home; Let me be a shepherd of Yours for others, so as to lead them home to You. Amen

First reading
Colossians 1:15-20

Christ Jesus is the image of the unseen God
and the first-born of all creation,
for in him were created
all things in heaven and on earth:
everything visible and everything invisible,
Thrones, Dominations, Sovereignties, Powers –
all things were created through him and for him.
Before anything was created, he existed,
and he holds all things in unity.
Now the Church is his body,
he is its head.
As he is the Beginning,
he was first to be born from the dead,
so that he should be first in every way;
because God wanted all perfection
to be found in him
and all things to be reconciled through him and for him,
everything in heaven and everything on earth,
when he made peace
by his death on the cross.

Gospel
Luke 5:33-39

The Pharisees and scribes said to Jesus, ‘John’s disciples are always fasting and saying prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees too, but yours go on eating and drinking.’ Jesus replied, ‘Surely you cannot make the bridegroom’s attendants fast while the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come, the time for the bridegroom to be taken away from them; that will be the time when they will fast.’
  He also told them this parable, ‘No one tears a piece from a new cloak to put it on an old cloak; if he does, not only will he have torn the new one, but the piece taken from the new will not match the old.
  ‘And nobody puts new wine into old skins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and then run out, and the skins will be lost. No; new wine must be put into fresh skins. And nobody who has been drinking old wine wants new. “The old is good” he says.’

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