On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 19, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Many think that to live humbly in service of the Lord is to live inconspicuously as possible. While it may be true for the few whose hearts thrive to be in the limelight; it is not so for all. We must never hide or live in the shadows.

As children of God our Father, we are children of the light. And so must live in the light. Bringing the light of Jesus Christ our Lord to all whom we meet. It is the in the light of our actions that we bring Glory to God our Heavenly Father.

Lord Jesus give me the courage, wisdom and strength to boldly proclaim Your love for all in word and deed. Amen

First reading
Proverbs 3:27-34

My son, do not refuse a kindness to anyone who begs it, if it is in your power to perform it. Do not say to your neighbour, ‘Go away! Come another time! I will give it you tomorrow’, if you can do it now.

Do not plot harm against your neighbour as he lives unsuspecting next door.

Do not pick a groundless quarrel with a man who has done you no harm. Do not emulate the man of violence, never model your conduct on his; for the wilful wrong-doer is abhorrent to the Lord, who confides only in honest men. The Lord’s curse lies on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the virtuous.

He mocks those who mock, but accords his favour to the humble.

Gospel
Luke 8:16-18

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘No one lights a lamp to cover it with a bowl or to put it under a bed. No, he puts it on a lamp-stand so that people may see the light when they come in. For nothing is hidden but it will be made clear, nothing secret but it will be known and brought to light. So take care how you hear; for anyone who has will be given more; from anyone who has not, even what he thinks he has will be taken away.’

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