On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 25, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Just as a man and a woman give themselves in Holy matrimony and in that loving union produce offspring. They thus become a family. So are all of us called to live out holy family values one in communion with Christ Jesus. We thus make up His one body, One family under God our Heavenly Father. 

Just as the primary responsibility of a married couple is to lead one another into greater Holiness through love, mercy  and sacrifice. So are we called to lead one another and into a deeper relationship with the Holy Trinity. We do so through Kingdom values taught, lived and guided by the Holy Spirit. And this we must readily share with all we meet so that they too can experience the joy of life in Jesus. This is what it means to be fruitful, this is what it means to be leaven for the kingdom of God. 

Thank You Jesus for the gift of family. Guide my thoughts, words and actions as I lead them closer to You. Amen 

First reading
Ephesians 5:21-33

Give way to one another in obedience to Christ. Wives should regard their husbands as they regard the Lord, since as Christ is head of the Church and saves the whole body, so is a husband the head of his wife; and as the Church submits to Christ, so should wives to their husbands, in everything. Husbands should love their wives just as Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her to make her holy. He made her clean by washing her in water with a form of words, so that when he took her to himself she would be glorious, with no speck or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and faultless. In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies; for a man to love his wife is for him to love himself. A man never hates his own body, but he feeds it and looks after it; and that is the way Christ treats the Church, because it is his body – and we are its living parts. For this reason, a man must leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one body. This mystery has many implications; but I am saying it applies to Christ and the Church. To sum up; you too, each one of you, must love his wife as he loves himself; and let every wife respect her husband.

Luke 13:18-21

Jesus said, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.’
Another thing he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? It is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’

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