On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 12, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Whether or not we actively searched for Him, God our Father sought us out first through His Son. And those of us who were found or found our Lord Jesus Christ rejoiced. By our burning desire to know Him we were cleansed of our sins. And His love and peace was outpoured upon us.

Others questioned a little more which is good in itself for it led them to greater faith for ultimately we have a decision to make. And that is whether or not to be obedient and receive the grace of faith? Or we can make excuses, reject the grace and whither away?

The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ is upon us who choose Him. Amen

First reading
Romans 1:1-7

From Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus who has been called to be an apostle, and specially chosen to preach the Good News that God promised long ago through his prophets in the scriptures.
  This news is about the Son of God who, according to the human nature he took was a descendant of David: it is about Jesus Christ our Lord who, in the order of the spirit, the spirit of holiness that was in him, was proclaimed Son of God in all his power through his resurrection from the dead. Through him we received grace and our apostolic mission to preach the obedience of faith to all pagan nations in honour of his name. You are one of these nations, and by his call belong to Jesus Christ. To you all, then, who are God’s beloved in Rome, called to be saints, may God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send grace and peace.

Gospel
Luke 11:29-32

The crowds got even bigger and Jesus addressed them, ‘This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. On Judgement day the Queen of the South will rise up with the men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here. On Judgement day the men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation and condemn it, because when Jonah preached they repented; and there is something greater than Jonah here.’

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