On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 4, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Our loving God in His mercy did not come to judge and condemn us. He came to liberate us from our sins and to grant us eternal life with Him, if we so choose.  However the day is soon coming when we will be judged according to our deeds. Where injustices will be addressed and set straight. Let us not wait till the end when we have no more chance to repent. Repent now! And live in His love.

For we are no different to the blind men of old. Whose lives were severely impaired by their blindness.  Whose lives were lived in darkness. How many times they must have stumbled and fell in their pursuit of following Jesus? Yet in courage and faith, supporting one another as they made their way to Him. Shouting with conviction to the only one who could grant them mercy.  And because their eyes were opened to the light of Christ their Redeemer, so too were their eyes opened to see Him that they could experience Him to the full. Amen

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 29:17-24

The Lord says this:
In a short time, a very short time,
shall not Lebanon become fertile land
and fertile land turn into forest?
The deaf, that day,
will hear the words of a book
and, after shadow and darkness,
the eyes of the blind will see.
But the lowly will rejoice in the Lord even more
and the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel;
for tyrants shall be no more, and scoffers vanish,
and all be destroyed who are disposed to do evil:
those who gossip to incriminate others,
those who try at the gate to trip the arbitrator
and get the upright man’s case dismissed for groundless reasons.
Therefore the Lord speaks,
the God of the House of Jacob,
Abraham’s redeemer:
No longer shall Jacob be ashamed,
no more shall his face grow pale,
for he shall see what my hands have done in his midst,
he shall hold my name holy.
They will hallow the Holy One of Jacob,
stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Erring spirits will learn wisdom
and murmurers accept instruction.

Gospel
Matthew 9:27-31

As Jesus went on his way two blind men followed him shouting, ‘Take pity on us, Son of David.’ And when Jesus reached the house the blind men came up with him and he said to them, ‘Do you believe I can do this?’ They said, ‘Sir, we do.’ Then he touched their eyes saying, ‘Your faith deserves it, so let this be done for you.’ And their sight returned. Then Jesus sternly warned them, ‘Take care that no one learns about this.’ But when they had gone, they talked about him all over the countryside.

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