On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: August 10, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Why do many still say no to the call of the Lord to do more? Not good enough? Not knowledgeable enough? Who decided so?

It is the Lord alone who truly knows what we are each capable of and He gives us more than we have to complete His mission. All we need do is trust in Him and let go. Dying to ourself means rising in Him. Rich indeed is His harvest!

Thank You Jesus for looking upon the best in me and always nurturing me to do better and be better. Amen

First reading
2 Corinthians 9:6-10

Do not forget: thin sowing means thin reaping; the more you sow, the more you reap. Each one should give what he has decided in his own mind, not grudgingly or because he is made to, for God loves a cheerful giver. And there is no limit to the blessings which God can send you– he will make sure that you will always have all you need for yourselves in every possible circumstance, and still have something to spare for all sorts of good works. As scripture says: He was free in almsgiving, and gave to the poor: his good deeds will never be forgotten.

The one who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide you with all the seed you want and make the harvest of your good deeds a larger one.

Gospel
John 12:24-26

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘I tell you, most solemnly, unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain;
but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.

Anyone who loves his life loses it;
anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it for the eternal life.

If a man serves me, he must follow me, wherever I am, my servant will be there too.

If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.’

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