On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 20, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

To grow in Holiness and allow the Holy Spirit to manifest Himself in us is to be docile to His promptings. Soon enough you will experience many wonderful changes in your thought, word and deed.  

The uninitiated will experience a growing distaste for anything vile and vulgar. There will a moving away, a natural separation from things or persons that will lead us to sin. A growing love for the word of our Lord will lead us to a far deeper and meaningful relationship with the Lord our God. 

Persevere in prayer, receive the Sacraments often and you will find your hearts inflamed with the love of Christ Jesus. Through your love for Him put into action by the service of others, the fire of His passion and love is passed on. 

Lord Jesus, my heart belongs to you. Amen 

First reading
Ephesians 3:14-21

This is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from whom every family, whether spiritual or natural, takes its name:
Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.
Glory be to him whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine; glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.

Gospel
Luke 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!
‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

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