Archive for November 29, 2016

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 29, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

To know the Lord our God is a quiet surrender to all we hold and all we think we know. It is to open our minds with that of a child’s innocence beholding, marveling, learning from the vast mysteries of the source of all knowledge and wisdom.
A heart which is filled with the Justice and peace of the Lord our God.

Jesus is the hope of all nations, and through Him we are reconciled with God our Heavenly Father. How wonderful it is to receive such joyful news that the truth contained in the message liberates body, mind and soul. And so let us share this message with all that would listen. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 11:1-10

A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse, a scion thrusts from his roots: on him the spirit of the Lord rests, a spirit of wisdom and insight, a spirit of counsel and power, a spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. (The fear of the Lord is his breath.)
He does not judge by appearances, he gives no verdict on hearsay, but judges the wretched with integrity,
and with equity gives a verdict for the poor of the land. His word is a rod that strikes the ruthless, his sentences bring death to the wicked.

Integrity is the loincloth round his waist, faithfulness the belt about his hips.

The wolf lives with the lamb,
the panther lies down with the kid, calf and lion feed together,
with a little boy to lead them.
The cow and the bear make friends, their young lie down together. The lion eats straw like the ox. The infant plays over the cobra’s hole;
into the viper’s lair the young child puts his hand. They do no hurt, no harm, on all my holy mountain, for the country is filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters swell the sea.

That day, the root of Jesse
shall stand as a signal to the peoples. It will be sought out by the nations and its home will be glorious.

Luke 10:21-24

Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, Jesus said, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’
Then turning to his disciples he spoke to them in private, ‘Happy the eyes that see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.’