On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 22, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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You O Lord my God are the Lord of my life!
For where I lay in the filth of my son, You picked me up and cleansed me.

You O Lord my God are the Lord of my life!
You breathed new life into me and now I know what it is to be a child of my heavenly Father.

You O Lord my God are the Lord of my life!
I unite my will with Yours O Lord and serve my brethren as I serve You.

You O Lord my God are the Lord of my life!
My ever growing passion for Your Word, I will live out in my life. Inflame my heart such that I draw on Your strength to bring Your Word to all I meet.

You O Lord my God are the Lord of my life!
Glory be to the Father and the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever. Amen

First reading
Romans 6:19-23

If I may use human terms to help your natural weakness: as once you put your bodies at the service of vice and immorality, so now you must put them at the service of righteousness for your sanctification.
  When you were slaves of sin, you felt no obligation to righteousness, and what did you get from this? Nothing but experiences that now make you blush, since that sort of behaviour ends in death. Now, however, you have been set free from sin, you have been made slaves of God, and you get a reward leading to your sanctification and ending in eternal life. For the wage paid by sin is death; the present given by God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel
Luke 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!
  ‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

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