On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 21, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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What is it to welcome the Kingdom of God? What is it to enter as His child?

Does it not first begin first with a deep longing to be with Him? A longing which can only come from an intimate relationship with the Lord our God. Through His Word and living it in our daily lives. To be Holy children of our Heavenly Father who is Holy.

Then through His love we adore and worship Him. With and through our adoration of Him, we love our neighbour.  And He will listen to our prayers for them and answer. For our prayers are powerful when we are one with Him.

Let us pray then for one another. Especially for our Shepherds of whom administer the Holy Sacraments for our salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading
James 5:13-20

If any one of you is in trouble, he should pray; if anyone is feeling happy, he should sing a psalm. If one of you is ill, he should send for the elders of the church, and they must anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord and pray over him. The prayer of faith will save the sick man and the Lord will raise him up again; and if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. So confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, and this will cure you; the heartfelt prayer of a good man works very powerfully. Elijah was a human being like ourselves – he prayed hard for it not to rain, and no rain fell for three-and-a-half years; then he prayed again and the sky gave rain and the earth gave crops.

  My brothers, if one of you strays away from the truth, and another brings him back to it, he may be sure that anyone who can bring back a sinner from the wrong way that he has taken will be saving a soul from death and covering up a great number of sins.

Gospel
Mark 10:13-16

People were bringing little children to Jesus, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ Then he put his arms round them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.

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