On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 24, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Evil seeks to hide the truth and will do anything to prevent those under their wing from listening. It will devise, twist, cover and eventually create their version of the ‘truth’ a lie.

So what is the truth?

All Truth lies with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Who came to die for us so that we may live. To gather us together as One with and in Him. We are His people the sheep of His flock. 

And so when disciples of our Lord Jesus are called to lead His flock. They are called to do so as He did. With such love as to be prepared to lay their life down in doing so. That is the way of the cross.

That is the way, the truth and life in Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading
Jeremiah 18:18-20

‘Come on,’ they said, ‘let us concoct a plot against Jeremiah; the priest will not run short of instruction without him, nor the sage of advice, nor the prophet of the word. Come on, let us hit at him with his own tongue; let us listen carefully to every word he says.’

Listen to me, O Lord, hear what my adversaries are saying.

Should evil be returned for good?

For they are digging a pit for me. Remember how I stood in your presence to plead on their behalf, to turn your wrath away from them.

Gospel
Matthew 20:17-28

Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, and on the way he took the Twelve to one side and said to them, ‘Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man is about to be handed over to the chief priests and scribes. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the pagans to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on the third day he will rise again.’

  Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came with her sons to make a request of him, and bowed low; and he said to her, ‘What is it you want?’ She said to him, ‘Promise that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your kingdom.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus answered. ‘Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?’ They replied, ‘We can.’ ‘Very well,’ he said ‘you shall drink my cup, but as for seats at my right hand and my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted by my Father.’

  When the other ten heard this they were indignant with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that among the pagans the rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to be great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be your slave, just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’

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