Archive for November 21, 2016

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 21, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

What can we offer to the Lord our God, our creator and provider of all that we have? What prayer of Thanksgiving and praise can we utter that will please Him?

The answer lies in the way we honour, love and worship the Lord our God. The deep personal relationship we have with Him that shows by the words on our lips and work of our hands. We give Him our all without reservation. Our time is devoted to building His Kingdom.

So let us continue to live in the joy of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Serving Him and our brethren with our all in all. So that one day soon, we will stand united with the choir of angels singing His glory before His throne. Amen

First reading
Apocalypse 14:1-5

In my vision I, John, saw Mount Zion, and standing on it a Lamb who had with him a hundred and forty-four thousand people, all with his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. I heard a sound coming out of the sky like the sound of the ocean or the roar of thunder; it seemed to be the sound of harpists playing their harps. There in front of the throne they were singing a new hymn in the presence of the four animals and the elders, a hymn that could only be learnt by the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the world; they follow the Lamb wherever he goes; they have been redeemed from amongst men to be the first-fruits for God and for the Lamb. They never allowed a lie to pass their lips and no fault can be found in them.

Luke 21:1-4

As Jesus looked up, he saw rich people putting their offerings into the treasury; then he happened to notice a poverty-stricken widow putting in two small coins, and he said, ‘I tell you truly, this poor widow has put in more than any of them; for these have all contributed money they had over, but she from the little she had has put in all she had to live on.’