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On The Job Training on Development

Posted: January 10, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

While attending a training this is what I have learnt through personal reflection and observation apart from the topics convered.

  • With humility comes grace.
  • If you cannot take criticism you hamper your own growth.
  • Remarks and comments can either be life giving or life taking.
  • Avoid retaliatory remarks or comments they serve a different master.
  • Aversions to things can and must be changed to serve a higher purpose for the Lord.
  • Oneness is not an ideal, it must be sought after by all through unitive prayer and Adoration. Individuals coming together collectively is mere fellowship.
  • A disciple never thinks it is someone else’s responsibility or job. For He/she has said yes to Christ.

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: January 10, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Why do we call ourselves children of God and yet are fearful? Afraid to speak and share the great mercy and love of God our Heavenly Father? That we do not know enough. Why is that? That we are not ready or worthy?

We have Jesus, living God and He lived amongst us as man. To show us that we can be united with and through Him. Through the Sacraments He instituted we have unity with our senses, we see with our eyes as we see with our hearts. Jesus truly is Lord of all, the Holy One of God. Son of the Father and Son of Man.

Through our deepening relationship with Him, He has given us the authority to go and make disciples of all nations. And to teach them after their baptism all that He has commanded. Let us fear no longer. Amen

First reading
Hebrews 2:5-12

God did not appoint angels to be rulers of the world to come, and that world is what we are talking about. Somewhere there is a passage that shows us this. It runs: What is man that you should spare a thought for him, the son of man that you should care for him? For a short while you made him lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and splendour. You have put him in command of everything. Well then, if he has put him in command of everything, he has left nothing which is not under his command. At present, it is true, we are not able to see that everything has been put under his command, but we do see in Jesus one who was for a short while made lower than the angels and is now crowned with glory and splendour because he submitted to death; by God’s grace he had to experience death for all mankind.
As it was his purpose to bring a great many of his sons into glory, it was appropriate that God, for whom everything exists and through whom everything exists, should make perfect, through suffering, the leader who would take them to their salvation. For the one who sanctifies, and the ones who are sanctified, are of the same stock; that is why he openly calls them brothers in the text: I shall announce your name to my brothers, praise you in full assembly.

Mark 1:21-28

Jesus and his followers went as far as Capernaum, and as soon as the sabbath came he went to the synagogue and began to teach. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority.
In their synagogue just then there was a man possessed by an unclean spirit and it shouted, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus said sharply, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a loud cry went out of him. The people were so astonished that they started asking each other what it all meant. ‘Here is a teaching that is new’ they said ‘and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him.’ And his reputation rapidly spread everywhere, through all the surrounding Galilean countryside.