On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 29, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Today as we celebrate the feast day of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael who are mentioned in scripture by name; we also call to mind our own guardian Angels. Whose primary job is to guard and guide us. Who is like God? The power of God and our God who heals are manifested in the Archangels names and deeds. And they draw us closer into a deeper understanding of God our Father’s love for us. Likewise our powerful allies, our guardian angels will help us every step of the way.

Let us remember that by our baptism into our Lord Jesus Christ, we are all called to be Holy as our Heavenly Father is Holy. And so together with the Angels and the Saints we shall sing God’s praises and glory. Let us pray that one day soon we will all be reunited in Heaven. Amen

First reading
Daniel 7:9-10,13-14

As I watched:

Thrones were set in place
and one of great age took his seat.His robe was white as snow,the hair of his head as pure as wool.His throne was a blaze of flames, its wheels were a burning fire. A stream of fire poured out, issuing from his presence. A thousand thousand waited on him, ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.

A court was held;and the books were opened.

And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man. He came to the one of great age and was led into his presence.On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants. His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed.

Gospel
John 1:47-51

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There is an Israelite who deserves the name, incapable of deceit.’ ‘How do you know me?’ said Nathanael ‘Before Philip came to call you,’ said Jesus ‘I saw you under the fig tree.’ Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.’ And then he added ‘I tell you most solemnly, you will see heaven laid open and, above the Son of Man, the angels of God ascending and descending.’

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