On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 7, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

It was God our Father’s  love for us, that He did not want to see us destroyed by our own hands due to greed, self centred news,  lust, want of power and our wicked, evil ways. Hence He gave us many laws to abide by. 

But that was not His plan from the very beginning. He wanted us to live freely in His love with His laws written in our hearts. And we shall abide by them through our love and deep relationship with Him. Jesus Christ our Lord was sent to fulfill this plan for us. And so through Him we have hope of eternal life with Him. 

The power of evil and darkness has no hold over us. Unless we willingly choose to go back to our old ways of life and thought;only then are we truly doomed.  For through Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour,  we have become children of the light. We have the hand of God our Father upon us, protecting us from all evil. The Holy Spirit is with us to guide us into the way of truth. Now and forever. Amen 

First reading
Galatians 3:7-14

Don’t you see that it is those who rely on faith who are the sons of Abraham? Scripture foresaw that God was going to use faith to justify the pagans, and proclaimed the Good News long ago when Abraham was told: In you all the pagans will be blessed. Those therefore who rely on faith receive the same blessing as Abraham, the man of faith. On the other hand, those who rely on the keeping of the Law are under a curse, since scripture says: Cursed be everyone who does not persevere in observing everything prescribed in the book of the Law. The Law will not justify anyone in the sight of God, because we are told: the righteous man finds life through faith. The Law is not even based on faith, since we are told: The man who practises these precepts finds life through practising them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by being cursed for our sake, since scripture says: Cursed be everyone who is hanged on a tree. This was done so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might include the pagans, and so that through faith we might receive the promised Spirit.

Our Lady of the Rosary pray for us…. 
Gospel
Luke 11:15-26

When Jesus had cast out a devil, some of the people said, ‘It is through Beelzebul, the prince of devils, that he casts out devils.’ Others asked him, as a test, for a sign from heaven; but, knowing what they were thinking, he said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is heading for ruin, and a household divided against itself collapses. So too with Satan: if he is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? – Since you assert that it is through Beelzebul that I cast out devils. Now if it is through Beelzebul that I cast out devils, through whom do your own experts cast them out? Let them be your judges then. But if it is through the finger of God that I cast out devils, then know that the kingdom of God has overtaken you. So long as a strong man fully armed guards his own palace, his goods are undisturbed; but when someone stronger than he is attacks and defeats him, the stronger man takes away all the weapons he relied on and shares out his spoil.
‘He who is not with me is against me; and he who does not gather with me scatters.
‘When an unclean spirit goes out of a man it wanders through waterless country looking for a place to rest, and not finding one it says, “I will go back to the home I came from.” But on arrival, finding it swept and tidied, it then goes off and brings seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and set up house there, so that the man ends up by being worse than he was before.’

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