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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: August 25, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

A Day passes so quickly by and each day is very important. For it is precious as it is limited, and our individual days are numbered. How did we spend our day? Did we give glory to God our Father? Did we praise and thank Him for His graces and blessings each day? Did we care for His sheep and His lambs? Did we protect the innocent? Did we tend to the sick and hungry? Did we fortify our dwelling place? Did we perform an honest day’s work? Did we pray?

Or did we do just as we pleased? Take shortcuts and perform our paid duties without honesty or integrity. Play mindless games all day long or choose to be entertained as much as we can through online media, television or cinema through the day? Only seeking personal satisfaction and gratification.

Jesus my Christ my Lord, fortify my very being by Your grace. So that through You and with You I will be found each day doing all that is pleasing to God our Heavenly Father. Help me to remain steadfast in faith and in Your love. Amen

First reading
1 Corinthians 1:1-9

I, Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle, together with brother Sosthenes, send greetings to the church of God in Corinth, to the holy people of Jesus Christ, who are called to take their place among all the saints everywhere who pray to our Lord Jesus Christ; for he is their Lord no less than ours. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace.

I never stop thanking God for all the graces you have received through Jesus Christ. I thank him that you have been enriched in so many ways, especially in your teachers and preachers; the witness to Christ has indeed been strong among you so that you will not be without any of the gifts of the Spirit while you are waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed; and he will keep you steady and without blame until the last day, the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, because God by calling you has joined you to his Son, Jesus Christ; and God is faithful.

Matthew 24:42-51

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘Stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house. Therefore, you too must stand ready because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

‘What sort of servant, then, is faithful and wise enough for the master to place him over his household to give them their food at the proper time? ‘Happy that servant if his master’s arrival finds him at this employment. I tell you solemnly, he will place him over everything he owns. But as for the dishonest servant who says to himself, “My master is taking his time,” and sets about beating his fellow servants and eating and drinking with drunkards, his master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know. The master will cut him off and send him to the same fate as the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.’