On Today’s Gospel

Posted: January 28, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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We are all children of the light. And that it is the way it’s meant to be for our children and our children’s children. God our Father has no favourites as it was spoken by Jesus our Lord, “Whoever does the will of God is my mother, brother and sister.”

The Word of God is what enkindles the flame within us. Our meditation, recollection and reflection is what feeds the light of our candle. Without which it will be extinguished.

Such is our light that it must shine for all to see. To illumine the minds and hearts of those around us that lie in darkness. So that their hearts and minds too can be inflamed by the love of God.

Let not the many gifts and talents that our loving Lord has given us be put to waste or taken away. For it is meant to be used for our light to shine brightly for others. So that all may see that it is the light of God that shines through us.

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

First reading
2 Samuel 7:18-19,24-29

After Nathan had spoken to him, King David went in and, seated before the Lord, said: ‘Who am I, O Lord, and what is my House, that you have led me as far as this? Yet in your sight, O Lord, this is still not far enough, and you make your promises extend to the House of your servant for a far-distant future. You have constituted your people Israel to be your own people for ever; and you, Lord, have become their God.

  ‘Now, O Lord, always keep the promise you have made your servant and his House, and do as you have said. Your name will be exalted for ever and men will say, “The Lord of Hosts is God over Israel.” The House of your servant David will be made secure in your presence, since you yourself, Lord of Hosts, God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, “I will build you a House”; hence your servant has ventured to offer this prayer to you. Yes, Lord, you are God indeed, your words are true and you have made this fair promise to your servant. Be pleased, then, to bless the House of your servant, that it may continue for ever in your presence; for you, Lord, have spoken; and with your blessing the House of your servant will be for ever blessed.’

Gospel
Mark 4:21-25

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Would you bring in a lamp to put it under a tub or under the bed? Surely you will put it on the lamp-stand? For there is nothing hidden but it must be disclosed, nothing kept secret except to be brought to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to this.’

  He also said to them, ‘Take notice of what you are hearing. The amount you measure out is the amount you will be given – and more besides; for the man who has will be given more; from the man who has not, even what he has will be taken away.’

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