On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 30, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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To be in love with Jesus Christ our Lord is to be in love with His body of whom we belong. For we are one with Him as He is one with us. Hence we should yearn and desire the conversion of hearts to Him. To fill the vacuum brought about by sin and to bring all to the knowledge and joy of the Gospels.

In our very own home Parishes, we must change our attitudes if we have not already done so. For many still adopt an administrative approach instead of a pastoral one. A clean whitewashed exterior instead of an interior soiled and dirty from working hard for the community. One that is truly Christ centred determined in building the Kingdom of God.

Lord Jesus guide my heart, my mind and my hands. So that I may always bring You glory. Amen

First reading
Romans 9:1-5

What I want to say now is no pretence; I say it in union with Christ – it is the truth – my conscience in union with the Holy Spirit assures me of it too. What I want to say is this: my sorrow is so great, my mental anguish so endless, I would willingly be condemned and be cut off from Christ if it could help my brothers of Israel, my own flesh and blood. They were adopted as sons, they were given the glory and the covenants; the Law and the ritual were drawn up for them, and the promises were made to them. They are descended from the patriarchs and from their flesh and blood came Christ who is above all, God for ever blessed! Amen.

Gospel
Luke 14:1-6

On a sabbath day Jesus had gone for a meal to the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they watched him closely. ‘There in front of him was a man with dropsy, and Jesus addressed the lawyers and Pharisees. ‘Is it against the law’ he asked ‘to cure a man on the sabbath, or not?’ But they remained silent, so he took the man and cured him and sent him away. Then he said to them, ‘Which of you here, if his son falls into a well, or his ox, will not pull him out on a sabbath day without hesitation?’ And to this they could find no answer.

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