On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 1, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

The Lord our God abhors the proud hearted. The conceited who think themselves wiser than the their creator. Who believe that their positions in life were gained solely by their own hard work. And their time is best spent preserving that legacy. When will they ever learn?

There is nothing greater in life than being a disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ. To experience the depths of His wisdom and love. To be a powerful witness to His great mercy and love for His flock. To heal and bring His peace to those most in need. To build His Kingdom as one in Him, the Holy Trinity.

Lord Jesus let me see everything through Your eyes. Amen


First reading
Job 42:1-3,5-6,12-17

This was the answer Job gave to the Lord:

I know that you are all-powerful: what you conceive, you can perform. I am the man who obscured your designs
with my empty-headed words.
I have been holding forth on matters I cannot understand,
on marvels beyond me and my knowledge.

I knew you then only by hearsay; but now, having seen you with my own eyes, I retract all I have said, and in dust and ashes I repent.

The Lord blessed Job’s new fortune even more than his first one. He came to own fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand she-donkeys. He had seven sons and three daughters; his first daughter he called ‘Turtledove’, the second ‘Cassia’ and the third ‘Mascara.’ Throughout the land there were no women as beautiful as the daughters of Job. And their father gave them inheritance rights like their brothers. After his trials, Job lived on until he was a hundred and forty years old, and saw his children and his children’s children up to the fourth generation. Then Job died, an old man and full of days.

Gospel
Luke 10:17-24

The seventy-two came back rejoicing. ‘Lord,’ they said ‘even the devils submit to us when we use your name.’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Yes, I have given you power to tread underfoot serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you. Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven.’
It was then that, filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’
Then turning to his disciples he spoke to them in private, ‘Happy the eyes that see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.’

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