On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: December 9, 2016 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys


The call to follow in the ways of the Lord, His commandments and statutes; is a call to Love. To experience His abundant love for us then to share and witness to His love.

Give no more excuses, let your yes be yes or no be no. No more sitting on the fence remaining lukewarm. No more criticising the Church made of sinners. Step up to the call of discipleship to lead others in His ways.

Let my actions speak of Your love, Lord. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 48:17-19

Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:

I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is good for you, I lead you in the way that you must go.
If only you had been alert to my commandments, your happiness would have been like a river, your integrity like the waves of the sea. Your children would have been numbered like the sand, your descendants as many as its grains. Never would your name have been cut off or blotted out before me.

Gospel
Matthew 11:16-19

Jesus spoke to the crowds: ‘What description can I find for this generation? It is like children shouting to each other as they sit in the market place:

“We played the pipes for you,
and you wouldn’t dance;
we sang dirges,
and you wouldn’t be mourners.”

‘For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He is possessed.” The Son of Man came, eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” Yet wisdom has been proved right by her actions.’

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