On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 20, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


It is not what we think of ourselves that matters. It is what God our Father thinks and sees through our actions. 

How then does He look upon us? How have we progressed? What must we do? Well the Lord our God speaks to us all the time. He moulds us through the many He sends, the good, the very good and even the bad. For there are times when need it to grow ever closer to Him. We  who hears His Word through prayer, scripture and a listening ear in His presence know what we must do. 

O Lord, my master grant that I may always have a heart and mind opened to Your Word and Will for me. So that I will draw closer to You each passing day by my actions of love for the least of my brethren. Amen 

First Reading
Proverbs 21:1-6,10-13

Like flowing water is the heart of the king in the hand of the Lord,who turns it where he pleases.

A man’s conduct may strike him as upright, the Lord, however, weighs the heart.

To act virtuously and with justice is more pleasing to the Lord than sacrifice.

Haughty eye, proud heart, lamp of the wicked, nothing but sin.

The hardworking man is thoughtful, and all is gain;too much haste, and all that comes of it is want.

To make a fortune with the help of a lying tongue, such the idle fantasy of those who look for death.

The wicked man’s soul is intent on evil, he looks on his neighbour with dislike.

When a mocker is punished, the ignorant man grows wiser,when a wise man is instructed he acquires more knowledge.

The Just One watches the house of the wicked: he hurls the wicked to destruction.

He who shuts his ear to the poor man’s cry shall himself plead and not be heard.

Gospel
Luke 8:19-21

The mother and the brothers of Jesus came looking for him, but they could not get to him because of the crowd. He was told, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside and want to see you’ But he said in answer, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice.’

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