On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: July 12, 2016 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys


Here is the truth, hell is real. Punishment for hard heartedness and wickedness will be carried out. Tormented souls will cry out to the Lord but it will be too late. So don’t let others or your very selves fool you that there is always tomorrow to repent. Some hold out till their deathbed and never got the chance to do a proper reconciliation.

Loving and forgiving is our Lord Jesus Christ. But all He can do is weep for the unrepentant sinner. For they like everyone else are given free will. And they have to live or die with the consequence of the choices they make.

If we stand, let us stand with the Lord. Let pray, fast and do whatever it takes to lead one another closer to the Kingdom of God. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 7:1-9

In the reign of Ahaz son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, Razon the king of Aram went up against Jerusalem with Pekah son of Remaliah, king of Israel, to lay siege to it; but he was unable to capture it.

The news was brought to the House of David. ‘Aram’ they said ‘has reached Ephraim.’ Then the heart of the king and the hearts of the people shuddered as the trees of the forest shudder in front of the wind. The Lord said to Isaiah, ‘Go with your son Shear-jashub, and meet Ahaz at the end of the conduit of the upper pool on the Fuller’s Field road, and say to him:

‘“Pay attention, keep calm, have no fear, do not let your heart sink because of these two smouldering stumps of firebrands, or because Aram, Ephraim and the son of Remaliah have plotted to ruin you, and have said:

Let us invade Judah and terrorise it
and seize it for ourselves, and set up a king there, the son of Tabeel.

The Lord says this:

It shall not come true; it shall not be. The capital of Aram is Damascus, the head of Damascus, Razon; the capital of Ephraim, Samaria, the head of Samaria, the son of Remaliah.

Six or five years more and a shattered Ephraim shall no longer be a people.

But if you do not stand by me,
you will not stand at all.”’

Gospel
Matthew 11:20-24

Jesus began to reproach the towns in which most of his miracles had been worked, because they refused to repent.
‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. And still, I tell you that it will not go as hard on Judgement day with Tyre and Sidon as with you. And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted as high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell. For if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have been standing yet. And still, I tell you that it will not go as hard with the land of Sodom on Judgement day as with you.’

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