On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: January 26, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


The more we desire to live in the light of the Lord, to love and serve Him;the more the graces we receive and the opportunities to do so.

No one can say I don’t know how or what to say unless they are living in darkness, secret or otherwise. For the joy of those living in the light cannot be contained. And one is compelled to share in that joy. Every trial received is an opportunity to live more fully in His love and light.

Lead us continue to strive for Holiness and remain steadfast in faith and in His love. Amen

St Timothy and St Titus pray for us…

First reading
2 Timothy 1:1-8

From Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus in his design to promise life in Christ Jesus; to Timothy, dear child of mine, wishing you grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
Night and day I thank God, keeping my conscience clear and remembering my duty to him as my ancestors did, and always I remember you in my prayers; I remember your tears and long to see you again to complete my happiness. Then I am reminded of the sincere faith which you have; it came first to live in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I have no doubt that it is the same faith in you as well.
That is why I am reminding you now to fan into a flame the gift that God gave you when I laid my hands on you. God’s gift was not a spirit of timidity, but the Spirit of power, and love, and self-control. So you are never to be ashamed of witnessing to the Lord, or ashamed of me for being his prisoner; but with me, bear the hardships for the sake of the Good News, relying on the power of God who has saved us and called us to be holy.

Gospel
Mark 4:21-25

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Would you bring in a lamp to put it under a tub or under the bed? Surely you will put it on the lamp-stand? For there is nothing hidden but it must be disclosed, nothing kept secret except to be brought to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to this.’
He also said to them, ‘Take notice of what you are hearing. The amount you measure out is the amount you will be given– and more besides; for the man who has will be given more; from the man who has not, even what he has will be taken away.’

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