On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 29, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Glory to God in the highest! 

We have powerful allies in our fight against evil. Yet we hardly call upon them for help nor do we seek counsel from our guardian angels.  Still they are present to aid us when our will is in union with God our Father.  So that together we may sing God’s praises.

Jesus my Lord, King of heaven and on earth! I praise You and pray to to glorify You in all I say and do. Grant that I may one day be united with You, the Angels and the Saints. Forever, Amen.

Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels – Feast

First reading
Apocalypse 12:7-12

Now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but they were defeated and driven out of heaven. The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had deceived all the world, was hurled down to the earth and his angels were hurled down with him. Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, ‘Victory and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the persecutor, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the witness of their martyrdom, because even in the face of death they would not cling to life. Let the heavens rejoice and all who live there.’

Gospel
John 1:47-51

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There is an Israelite who deserves the name, incapable of deceit.’ ‘How do you know me?’ said Nathanael ‘Before Philip came to call you,’ said Jesus ‘I saw you under the fig tree.’ Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.’ And then he added ‘I tell you most solemnly, you will see heaven laid open and, above the Son of Man, the angels of God ascending and descending.’

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