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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 7, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

We are all called to lead others into the knowledge and faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. To the knowledge of the mercy and great love of our Heavenly Father. So that all His children will have hope in everlasting life with Him.

In order to lead, we must first follow, we must be a follower of Christ. Who told us plainly that to follow Him, we need to carry our cross. In order to understand what and how to follow Him more closely we need to know Him and that can only take place when we pray,study,ponder and chew over His Word in scripture. Only then will we grow deeper in our relationship with the Lord our God.

Only then can we and must lead our family and all His children into His Kingdom by our faith, word and actions that are guided by the Holy Spirit of whom we are docile to. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever, Amen

First reading
Titus 1:1-9

From Paul, servant of God, an apostle of Jesus Christ to bring those whom God has chosen to faith and to the knowledge of the truth that leads to true religion; and to give them the hope of the eternal life that was promised so long ago by God. He does not lie and so, at the appointed time, he revealed his decision, and, by the command of God our saviour, I have been commissioned to proclaim it. To Titus, true child of mine in the faith that we share, wishing you grace and peace from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our saviour.
The reason I left you behind in Crete was for you to get everything organised there and appoint elders in every town, in the way that I told you: that is, each of them must be a man of irreproachable character; he must not have been married more than once, and his children must be believers and not uncontrollable or liable to be charged with disorderly conduct. Since, as president, he will be God’s representative, he must be irreproachable: never an arrogant or hot-tempered man, nor a heavy drinker or violent, nor out to make money; but a man who is hospitable and a friend of all that is good; sensible, moral, devout and self-controlled; and he must have a firm grasp of the unchanging message of the tradition, so that he can be counted on for both expounding the sound doctrine and refuting those who argue against it.

Luke 17:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Obstacles are sure to come, but alas for the one who provides them! It would be better for him to be thrown into the Sea with a millstone put round his neck than that he should lead astray a single one of these little ones. Watch yourselves!
If your brother does something wrong, reprove him and, if he is sorry, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times a day and seven times comes back to you and says, “I am sorry,” you must forgive him.’
The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ The Lord replied, ‘Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you.’