Archive for September 22, 2016

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 22, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

If Jesus is in the centre of our lives all else is of no consequence.

Turn back to God our Father. Take responsibility for your words and actions. Be contrite, do not allow your sins, misdeeds against another, come back and haunt you. Seek reconciliation in humility and love and you will be forgiven just as you forgive.

Life comes to a fleeting end for those who live apart from Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour. For He alone is the light, the truth and the way to eternal life. Amen

First reading
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11

Vanity of vanities, the Preacher says. Vanity of vanities. Vanity of vanities. All is vanity! For all his toil, his toil under the sun, what does man gain by it?

A generation goes, a generation comes, yet the earth stands firm for ever. The sun rises, the sun sets; then to its place it speeds and there it rises. Southward goes the wind, then turns to the north; it turns and turns again; back then to its circling goes the wind. Into the sea all the rivers go, and yet the sea is never filled, and still to their goal the rivers go. All things are wearisome. No man can say that eyes have not had enough of seeing, ears their fill of hearing. What was will be again; what has been done will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun. Take anything of which it may be said, ‘Look now, this is new.’ Already, long before our time, it existed. Only no memory remains of earlier times, just as in times to come next year itself will not be remembered.

Luke 9:7-9

Herod the tetrarch had heard about all that was being done by Jesus; and he was puzzled, because some people were saying that John had risen from the dead, others that Elijah had reappeared, still others that one of the ancient prophets had come back to life. But Herod said, ‘John? I beheaded him. So who is this I hear such reports about?’ And he was anxious to see Jesus.