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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 19, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Ever faithful is the Lord our God, merciful and kind. He looks upon us His children with tender loving care. To remain steadfast in His love is to do His will. And His will is to prosper us not to do us harm. Why then should we be afraid to do His will?

It is in our relationship with Jesus Christ His Son that we bear fruit for our wills are in communion with Him. This is what it means to be one body in Him. Our love is never a selfish one but one that wills the good in another.

Sweet heart of Jesus embrace me, let me always be one with You. Amen

First reading
Micah 7:14-15,18-20

With shepherd’s crook, O Lord, lead your people to pasture, the flock that is your heritage, living confined in a forest with meadow land all around.

Let them pasture in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old.

As in the days when you came out of Egypt grant us to see wonders.

What god can compare with you: taking fault away, pardoning crime,
not cherishing anger for ever but delighting in showing mercy?

Once more have pity on us, tread down our faults, to the bottom of the sea throw all our sins.

Grant Jacob your faithfulness, and Abraham your mercy, as you swore to our Father’s from the days of long ago.

Matthew 12:46-50

Jesus was speaking to the crowds when his mother and his brothers appeared; they were standing outside and were anxious to have a word with him. But to the man who told him this Jesus replied, ‘Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?’ And stretching out his hand towards his disciples he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven, he is my brother and sister and mother.’