On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 15, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Doubt no more! Start believing and living the new life in Jesus Christ for which you have been given. The precious living Word of God has been entrusted to us to share in the joy of the Gospel. And all who hold it dear to their hearts in prayer, reflection and contemplation will proudly and joyfully proclaim it to others. For Christ is alive in them and they are living testimonies of the living God among us.

Dearest mother of Christ Jesus and mother of us all. O dearest Blessed Mother you wept for your innocent Son who was tortured and died on the Cross for our sins. Even in unimaginable agony of heart you bravely stood with Him to the very end. Stand now with us and intercede for our souls that we may always remain pure and pleasing to God our Father. Through Your loving Son our Lord Jesus Christ may we all be reunited in Heaven. Amen

First reading
1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, the gospel that you received and in which you are firmly established; because the gospel will save you only if you keep believing exactly what I preached to you– believing anything else will not lead to anything. Well then, in the first place, I taught you what I had been taught myself, namely that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; and that he was raised to life on the third day, in accordance with the scriptures; that he appeared first to Cephas and secondly to the Twelve. Next he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died; then he appeared to James, and then to all the apostles; and last of all he appeared to me too; it was as though I was born when no one expected it.

I am the least of the apostles; in fact, since I persecuted the Church of God, I hardly deserve the name apostle; but by God’s grace that is what I am, and the grace that he gave me has not been fruitless. On the contrary, I, or rather the grace of God that is with me, have worked harder than any of the others; but what matters is that I preach what they preach, and this is what you all believed.

John 19:25-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that moment the disciple made a place for her in his home.

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