On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 18, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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How do we start our day? Do we begin the day with prayer? Do we then carry Jesus with us in our hearts throughout the day?  For unless we do so we have wasted a day. The day would be incomplete as it would only be self fulfilling.

A true Christian is one that carries Jesus with Him wherever he/she goes and in whatever he/she does. The mind, thoughts and actions are one with Him. And so  Christians are be able to do many things in Jesus’s name and all for their brethren and His glory.

Let us continue to pray for unity especially for our separated brothers and sisters in Christ. May we be One as the Holy Trinity is One. Now and forever. Amen

First reading
James 4:13-17

Here is the answer for those of you who talk like this: ‘Today or tomorrow, we are off to this or that town; we are going to spend a year there, trading, and make some money.’

  You never know what will happen tomorrow: you are no more than a mist that is here for a little while and then disappears. The most you should ever say is: ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we shall still be alive to do this or that.’ But how proud and sure of yourselves you are now! Pride of this kind is always wicked. Everyone who knows what is the right thing to do and doesn’t do it commits a sin.

Gospel
Mark 9:38-40

John said to Jesus, ‘Master, we saw a man who is not one of us casting out devils in your name; and because he was not one of us we tried to stop him.’ But Jesus said, ‘You must not stop him: no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak evil of me. Anyone who is not against us is for us.’

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