On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 27, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


It is true that having a conversion of heart and by the powerful grace of Jesus through the Sacrament of reconciliation; evil and sin are cast out from us . We are set free to live our lives to the full through, with and in Him.

We must then strive for Holiness, remaining steadfast in faith through prayer, listening to His Word for us through scripture, frequent reception of His graces through the sacraments of reconciliation and Holy Eucharist; and perform good works in His name.

Be aware that evil lurks to rob us of our relationship with the Lord our God. But fear not, the abominations can do nothing when we are fortified by the blood of Jesus. The heavy price paid for our redemption.

Let us as one body in Christ, love, care for and walk together hand in hand on our pilgrim journey back home to our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading
Ephesians 6:10-20

Grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of his power. Put God’s armour on so as to be able to resist the devil’s tactics. For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle, but against the Sovereignties and the Powers who originate the darkness in this world, the spiritual army of evil in the heavens. That is why you must rely on God’s armour, or you will not be able to put up any resistance when the worst happens, or have enough resources to hold your ground.
So stand your ground, with truth buckled round your waist, and integrity for a breastplate, wearing for shoes on your feet the eagerness to spread the gospel of peace and always carrying the shield of faith so that you can use it to put out the burning arrows of the evil one. And then you must accept salvation from God to be your helmet and receive the word of God from the Spirit to use as a sword.
Pray all the time, asking for what you need, praying in the Spirit on every possible occasion. Never get tired of staying awake to pray for all the saints; and pray for me to be given an opportunity to open my mouth and speak without fear and give out the mystery of the gospel of which I am an ambassador in chains; pray that in proclaiming it I may speak as boldly as I ought to.

Gospel
Luke 13:31-35

Some Pharisees came up. ‘Go away’ they said. ‘Leave this place, because Herod means to kill you.’ He replied, ‘You may go and give that fox this message: Learn that today and tomorrow I cast out devils and on the third day attain my end. But for today and tomorrow and the next day I must go on, since it would not be right for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem. ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often have I longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! So be it! Your house will be left to you. Yes, I promise you, you shall not see me till the time comes when you say:

‘Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!’

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