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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: February 9, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

We have been given wisdom, intelligence to be caretakers of the world we live in. Are we then virtuous, faithful stewards? Do we mistreat and abuse its creatures and environment?

Women are special and have a very unique irreplaceable role. They have different gifts that complement and at most times complete that of Man. Two become uniquely One. Those blessed with motherhood should indeed be honoured. For by their continued sacrifices and love for their children they reveal the face of Christ. How truly blessed are we if they strive to emulate our Blessed Mother Mary.

Jesus never abandons the faithful. For by His great love for us, He has come to redeemed us all. There are no distinctions, we are all God’s children. Through Jesus our Lord and saviour we are restored, we have life. Amen

First reading
Genesis 2:18-25

The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helpmate.’ So from the soil the Lord God fashioned all the wild beasts and all the birds of heaven. These he brought to the man to see what he would call them; each one was to bear the name the man would give it. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of heaven and all the wild beasts. But no helpmate suitable for man was found for him. So the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. The Lord God built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. The man exclaimed:

‘This at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh! This is to be called woman, for this was taken from man.’

This is why a man leaves his father and mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body.
Now both of them were naked, the man and his wife, but they felt no shame in front of each other.

Mark 7:24-30

Jesus left Gennesaret and set out for the territory of Tyre. There he went into a house and did not want anyone to know he was there, but he could not pass unrecognised. A woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard about him straightaway and came and fell at his feet. Now the woman was a pagan, by birth a Syrophoenician, and she begged him to cast the devil out of her daughter. And he said to her, ‘The children should be fed first, because it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the house-dogs.’ But she spoke up: ‘Ah yes, sir,’ she replied ‘but the house-dogs under the table can eat the children’s scraps.’ And he said to her, ‘For saying this, you may go home happy: the devil has gone out of your daughter.’ So she went off to her home and found the child lying on the bed and the devil gone.