On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 13, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


There will always be those who will reject the truth. And persecute us for holding on to the truth of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. But the truth is as perennial as the grass, and yet far more. For the blood of Christ and His Martyrs has paved the way for us to eternal life with Him. They have shared the truth of God’s love and salvation with us, His children.

And now we must do likewise, for through His blood outpoured for us we have been set free from our many sins to love and serve one another in His precious name. To gather the children of God our Heavenly Father into His Kingdom; where through the mercy and love of our Lord Jesus Christ we will all have eternal life.

To live in the Spirit is to announce the joy of the Gospel lived in our own lives. Praise God’s Holy name forever. Amen

First reading
Ephesians 1:1-10

From Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, to the saints who are faithful to Christ Jesus. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ.
Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us in Christ,
to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in his presence,determining that we should become his adopted sons, through Jesus Christ
for his own kind purposes,
to make us praise the glory of his grace, his free gift to us in the Beloved, in whom, through his blood, we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins.

Such is the richness of the grace which he has showered on us in all wisdom and insight. He has let us know the mystery of his purpose,
the hidden plan he so kindly made in Christ from the beginning to act upon when the times had run their course to the end: that he would bring everything together under Christ, as head, everything in the heavens and everything on earth.

Gospel
Luke 11:47-54

Jesus said:
‘Alas for you who build the tombs of the prophets, the men your ancestors killed! In this way you both witness what your ancestors did and approve it; they did the killing, you do the building.
‘And that is why the Wisdom of God said, “I will send them prophets and apostles; some they will slaughter and persecute, so that this generation will have to answer for every prophet’s blood that has been shed since the foundation of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was murdered between the altar and the sanctuary.” Yes, I tell you, this generation will have to answer for it all.
‘Alas for you lawyers who have taken away the key of knowledge! You have not gone in yourselves, and have prevented others going in who wanted to.’
When he left the house, the scribes and the Pharisees began a furious attack on him and tried to force answers from him on innumerable questions, setting traps to catch him out in something he might say.

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