On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 16, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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It is only by recognising who Jesus is in our lives that we grow in faith, love and discipleship.  That is why we can only be led up to a certain point before we must seek Him on our own to lead us on to a deeper faith and deeper relationship with Him.

Our eyes will be opened to the many signs, wonders and miracles of our Lord present in the world.

Jesus my Lord, my God. My greatest joy was seeking You out and finding You with open arms waiting to embrace me. Let me always point out to others the way which leads to You. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 45:6-8,18,21-25

Apart from me, all is nothing.
I am the Lord, unrivalled, I form the light and create the dark. I make good fortune and create calamity, it is I, the Lord, who do all this.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down. Let the earth open for salvation to spring up.

Let deliverance, too, bud forth
which I, the Lord, shall create.
Yes, thus says the Lord, creator of the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who set it firm, created it no chaos, but a place to be lived in:
 ‘I am the Lord, unrivalled:
  there is no other god besides me.

  A God of integrity and a saviour: there is none apart from me. Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God unrivalled.

  ‘By my own self I swear it; what comes from my mouth is truth,  a word irrevocable: before me every knee shall bend, by me every tongue shall swear, saying, “From the Lord alone come victory and strength.”

 To him shall come, ashamed,
  all who raged against him.
  Victorious and glorious through the Lord shall be all the descendants of Israel.’

Gospel
Luke 7:19-23

John, summoning two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or must we wait for someone else?’ When the men reached Jesus they said, ‘John the Baptist has sent us to you, to ask, “Are you the one who is to come or have we to wait for someone else?”’ It was just then that he cured many people of diseases and afflictions and of evil spirits, and gave the gift of sight to many who were blind. Then he gave the messengers their answer, ‘Go back and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind see again, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, the Good News is proclaimed to the poor and happy is the man who does not lose faith in me.’

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