On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 27, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Who among us does not feel the pain of rejection? Very few can stoically bear injustices, mistreatments or being humiliated. It is right and good to cry out to the Lord in such trying times. To lament over all that pains us. And He our merciful Lord and God will surely hear us.

Do not give in to the temptation of pride or allow yourself to be filled with indignation. Continue instead to remain steadfast in prayer, be healed through the sacraments and receive the graces to persevere and be filled with His peace and joy.

For the Lord our God has a plan for us. And it is good. Amen

First reading
Job 3:1-3,11-17,20-23

Job broke the silence and cursed the day of his birth. This is what he said:

May the day perish when I was born, and the night that told of a boy conceived.Why did I not die new-born, not perish as I left the womb?

Why were there two knees to receive me,two breasts for me to suck? Had there not been, I should now be lying in peace, wrapped in a restful slumber, with the kings and high viziers of earth who build themselves vast vaults, or with princes who have gold and to spare
and houses crammed with silver.

Or put away like a still-born child that never came to be, like unborn babes that never see the light. Down there, bad men bustle no more, there the weary rest.

Why give light to a man of grief? Why give life to those bitter of heart, who long for a death that never comes, and hunt for it more than for a buried treasure? They would be glad to see the grave mound and shout with joy if they reached the tomb.

Why make this gift of light to a man who does not see his way,
whom God baulks on every side?

Gospel
Luke 9:51-56

As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village.

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