Archive for November 18, 2016

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 18, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Oh the precious Word of God! Must we not chew and ponder over the living Word given freely to us? Shall we not allow the lingering sweetness to enter into our very being?

We are then prepared to proclaim the bitter and sour truth to those who reject the Word made flesh. Who barter their bodies and minds in the world stealing and conniving. To urge them perhaps to repent and receive the mercy of the Lord our God.

Let us never forget how precious it is to receive the living Word of God every Eucharistic Celebration. Through Him, with Him and in Him. Now and forever. Amen

First reading
Apocalypse 10:8-11

I, John, heard the voice I had heard from heaven speaking to me again. ‘Go,’ it said ‘and take that open scroll out of the hand of the angel standing on sea and land.’ I went to the angel and asked him to give me the small scroll, and he said, ‘Take it and eat it; it will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.’ So I took it out of the angel’s hand, and swallowed it; it was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, ‘You are to prophesy again, this time about many different nations and countries and languages and emperors.’

Luke 19:45-48

Jesus went into the Temple and began driving out those who were selling. ‘According to scripture,’ he said ‘my house will be a house of prayer. But you have turned it into a robbers’ den.’
He taught in the Temple every day. The chief priests and the scribes, with the support of the leading citizens, tried to do away with him, but they did not see how they could carry this out because the people as a whole hung on his words.