On Today’s Gospel

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

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Do we behave like spoilt, disobedient children wanting what we want with no regard for others? No gratitude for the gifts we have received? Using one another to get what we want then discarding like rags in this throw away culture? Do we not then deserve the consequences of our choices made and actions? Always dissatisfied and alone even in a crowd.

We are made for more! God our Father wants each and everyone of us to be the best version of ourselves. For in His great love we are created in His image.  And His image is love!  His love wills the good in us. So must we love with that same love of willing the good in another. We are His children and so let us cling to the Holiness of our Heavenly Father knowing He will provide for all we need. Let us love one another as He loves us. Amen

First reading
Baruch 1:15-22

Integrity belongs to the Lord our God; to us the look of shame we wear today, to us, the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem, to our kings and princes, our priests, our prophets, as to our ancestors, because we have sinned in the sight of the Lord, have disobeyed him, and have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God telling us to follow the commandments which the Lord had ordained for us. From the day when the Lord brought our ancestors out of the land of Egypt until today we have been disobedient to the Lord our God, we have been disloyal, refusing to listen to his voice. And so the disasters, and the curse which the Lord pronounced through his servant Moses the day he brought our fathers out of Egypt to give us a land where milk and honey flow, have seized on us, disasters we experience today. Despite all the words of those prophets whom he sent us, we have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God, but, each following the dictates of his evil heart, we have taken to serving alien gods, and doing what is displeasing to the Lord our God.

Gospel
Matthew 18:1-5,10

The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, ‘I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
  ‘Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.’

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