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On Today’s 

Posted: September 16, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Quite a few are already counting down the days to Christmas. (never mind Advent) Not everyone remembers Christmas in awe that God came to save His people. Instead for them it’s a magical season for singing carols, giving, receiving gifts and Santa.

An early Church Father once said that Christmas is celebrated only in preparation for Easter. If our Lord had not Risen from the dead as He said He would then Christianity would not exist. But because He did the story of our salvation had been fulfilled. We have been saved from our sins and have new life in Him.

And so let us to out to share in the good news, being hospitable to all with the love of Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading
1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Now if Christ raised from the dead is what has been preached, how can some of you be saying that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, Christ himself cannot have been raised, and if Christ has not been raised then our preaching is useless and your believing it is useless; indeed, we are shown up as witnesses who have committed perjury before God, because we swore in evidence before God that he had raised Christ to life. For if the dead are not raised, Christ has not been raised, and if Christ has not been raised, you are still in your sins. And what is more serious, all who have died in Christ have perished. If our hope in Christ has been for this life only, we are the most unfortunate of all people.
But Christ has in fact been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep.

Luke 8:1-3

Jesus made his way through towns and villages preaching, and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. With him went the Twelve, as well as certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments: Mary surnamed the Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and several others who provided for them out of their own resources.