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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 28, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Indeed the Lord our God is merciful, loving and kind. There is no doubt about it. However no one should ever take His benevolence for granted. We must know our rightful place and be reverent at all times before Him.

It is our hearts He wants to transform for it is there He seeks to dwell. Wanting to follow Him in words is lip-service unless we put our hands and feet into action.

Leave the spiritually dead behind and move on quickly to save as many souls as we can in the limited time we have. Let us build His kingdom with our hearts, minds and with great joy.

We who have made up our minds to follow Jesus, must move forwards in His peace and the Holy Spirit will guide us every step of the way. Never should we look back always keeping our eyes focused on Him; as He leads us closer each day into His Kingdom. Amen

First reading
Job 9:1-13,14-16

Job spoke to his friends:

Indeed, I know it is as you say:
how can man be in the right against God? If any were so rash as to challenge him for reasons, one in a thousand would be more than they could answer.

His heart is wise, and his strength is great: who then can successfully defy him? He moves the mountains, though they do not know it; he throws them down when he is angry.

He shakes the earth, and moves it from its place, making all its pillars tremble. The sun, at his command, forbears to rise, and on the stars he sets a seal. He and no other stretched out the skies, and trampled the Sea’s tall waves.The Bear, Orion too, are of his making, the Pleiades and the Mansions of the South.

His works are great, beyond all reckoning, his marvels, past all counting. Were he to pass me, I should not see him, nor detect his stealthy movement. Were he to snatch a prize, who could prevent him, or dare to say, ‘What are you doing?’ God never goes back on his anger, Rahab’s minions still lie at his feet.

How dare I plead my cause, then, or choose arguments against him? Suppose I am in the right, what use is my defence? For he whom I must sue is judge as well. If he deigned to answer my citation, could I be sure that he would listen to my voice?

Luke 9:57-62

As Jesus and his disciples travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus answered, ‘Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’

Another to whom he said, ‘Follow me’, replied, ‘Let me go and bury my father first.’ But he answered, ‘Leave the dead to bury their dead; your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.’

Another said, ‘I will follow you, sir, but first let me go and say goodbye to my people at home.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’