On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 10, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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God our Father loves us all His children. We on our part must know our place before Him.  So that with right worship and Adoration we can truly be in communion with Him.

There is no shame whatsoever in being a servant to the Master of mercy and love.  Unless we give Him our all we will never recognise what a privilege and honour it is to serve Him. To be able to witness the fruits of our labour.  Or to experience what it is like to live in the glory of His great love. 

So sisters and brothers in humble servitude let us give thanks to the Lord our God as we pray together……

Cry out with joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Serve the LORD with gladness.
Come before him, singing for joy.
Know that he, the LORD, is God. He made us; we belong to him.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with songs of praise.
Give thanks to him, and bless his name.
Indeed, how good is the LORD, eternal his merciful love.
He is faithful from age to age. Amen. (Psalm 100 (99)

First reading
Wisdom 2:23-3:9

God made man imperishable,
he made him in the image of his own nature;
it was the devil’s envy that brought death into the world,
as those who are his partners will discover.
But the souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God,
no torment shall ever touch them.
In the eyes of the unwise, they did appear to die,
their going looked like a disaster,
their leaving us, like annihilation;
but they are in peace.
If they experienced punishment as men see it,
their hope was rich with immortality;
slight was their affliction, great will their blessings be.
God has put them to the test
and proved them worthy to be with him;
he has tested them like gold in a furnace,
and accepted them as a holocaust.
When the time comes for his visitation they will shine out;
as sparks run through the stubble, so will they.
They shall judge nations, rule over peoples,
and the Lord will be their king for ever.
They who trust in him will understand the truth,
those who are faithful will live with him in love;
for grace and mercy await those he has chosen.

Gospel
Luke 17:7-10

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Which of you, with a servant ploughing or minding sheep, would say to him when he returned from the fields, “Come and have your meal immediately”? Would he not be more likely to say, “Get my supper laid; make yourself tidy and wait on me while I eat and drink. You can eat and drink yourself afterwards”? Must he be grateful to the servant for doing what he was told? So with you: when you have done all you have been told to do, say, “We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.”’

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