On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 4, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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First we must ask ourselves do we need someone to take charge of our lives? Is the Lord our God in charge? Are we on our own living ordered lives? Are we loving towards our spouse, children, Father, Mother, friends and our community? Are we merciful and charitable?

For Jesus to rule in our hearts, minds and soul as He came to do. We must allow Him to by inviting Him into our lives. To be prepared to listen to His call to love our Heavenly Father with all our heart, our, mind and our soul. To Love one another as He loved us.

To enable us to love the way He does, He gives us of Himself. He gives us His power of healing, His peace, mercy and love. And so we must go in faith to share the message of God with all. To bring healing and liberation to those living in darkness. To stay close and journey with them so as to bring them into the community of our Lord Jesus Christ. So that one day we may all partake of the Heavenly Feast that awaits us. Amen

First reading
1 Kings 2:1-4,10-12

As David’s life drew to its close he laid this charge on his son Solomon, ‘I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong and show yourself a man. Observe the injunctions of the Lord your God, following his ways and keeping his laws, his commandments, his customs and his decrees, as it stands written in the Law of Moses, that so you may be successful in all you do and undertake, so that the Lord may fulfil the promise he made me, “If your sons are careful how they behave, and walk loyally before me with all their heart and soul, you shall never lack for a man on the throne of Israel.”’

  So David slept with his ancestors and was buried in the Citadel of David. David’s reign over Israel lasted forty years: he reigned in Hebron for seven years, and in Jerusalem for thirty-three.

  Solomon was seated upon the throne of David, and his sovereignty was securely established.

Gospel
Mark 6:7-13

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs giving them authority over the unclean spirits. And he instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals but, he added, ‘Do not take a spare tunic.’ And he said to them, ‘If you enter a house anywhere, stay there until you leave the district. And if any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, as you walk away shake off the dust from under your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set off to preach repentance; and they cast out many devils, and anointed many sick people with oil and cured them.

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