On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 14, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Many are starved for attention.

 Some looking to be regarded in high esteem, others to be known as powerful, some craving love and attention even from spiritual leaders. And so these go about way with words and deeds contrary and in the guise of doing the will of the Lord our God.  These are the ones that bring about and spread disillusionment, disenchantment even loss of faith. 

The constant emptiness and void that they seek to fill cannot be found in things or persons of the world. Even those in the world but not of the world can only lead us to the One who is above all and is all. The source of life itself, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. He alone can make us whole and in Him we shall not want. 

Thank You Heavenly Father for the gift of Your Jesus our Lord. Through Him we know we are precious in Your eyes and your love for us abounds. 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.  Amen

First reading
Ephesians 1:11-14

It is in Christ that we were claimed as God’s own,
chosen from the beginning,
under the predetermined plan of the one who guides all things as he decides by his own will; chosen to be, for his greater glory, the people who would put their hopes in Christ before he came. Now you too, in him, have heard the message of the truth and the good news of your salvation,
and have believed it; and you too have been stamped with the seal of the Holy Spirit of the Promise, the pledge of our inheritance which brings freedom for those whom God has taken for his own, to make his glory praised.

Luke 12:1-7

The people had gathered in their thousands so that they were treading on one another. And Jesus began to speak, first of all to his disciples. ‘Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees – that is, their hypocrisy. Everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. For this reason, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in hidden places will be proclaimed on the housetops.

    ‘To you my friends I say: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. I will tell you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has the power to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Can you not buy five sparrows for two pennies? And yet not one is forgotten in God’s sight. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. There is no need to be afraid: you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.’

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