On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 13, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Truly we know how blessed we are when we recognise the gifts and talents of all around us. How each and everyone is unique in their own way and yet are gathered together to give Him glory by our service. And each of us are not limited by the gifts we have, for we who have much are given yet more. So Yes be ambitious for the higher gifts so that you may be used to gather more and give Him greater Glory!

Like Christ who had great compassion for the hopeless, the lonely and the poor. Let us too breathe new life of Christ our Saviour unto their hearts. Bringing His grace and healing by journeying with them. So that everyone of us can declare with one voice, God has visited His people. Amen

First reading
1 Corinthians 12:12-14,27-31

Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink.

Nor is the body to be identified with any one of its many parts. Now you together are Christ’s body; but each of you is a different part of it. In the Church, God has given the first place to apostles, the second to prophets, the third to teachers; after them, miracles, and after them the gift of healing; helpers, good leaders, those with many languages. Are all of them apostles, or all of them prophets, or all of them teachers? Do they all have the gift of miracles, or all have the gift of healing? Do all speak strange languages, and all interpret them? Be ambitious for the higher gifts.

Gospel
Luke 7:11-17

Jesus went to a town called Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a great number of people. When he was near the gate of the town it happened that a dead man was being carried out for burial, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a considerable number of the townspeople were with her. When the Lord saw her he felt sorry for her. ‘Do not cry’ he said. Then he went up and put his hand on the bier and the bearers stood still, and he said, ‘Young man, I tell you to get up.’ And the dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Everyone was filled with awe and praised God saying, ‘A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people.’ And this opinion of him spread throughout Judaea and all over the countryside.

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