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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: June 13, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How often when the Church needs and calls for help, will the answer be let me discern first, check my schedule, check with family, I’ll come if I can. It is not easy to say Yes some of the time, let alone all of the time. The question really is if God calls us, should we say no?

We are not sent empty handed, the Lord grants us the grace needed to answer and carry out our calling. Be sure however that whatever we do for the Lord, comes from the Lord. Only then will your light shine in the sight of men who seeing your good works will give glory and Praise to God.

O beloved St Anthony, you are a light of Christ who shone brightly through your good works. Intercede for us that we might do likewise. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

​First reading
2 Corinthians 1:18-22

I swear by God’s truth, there is no Yes and No about what we say to you. The Son of God, the Christ Jesus that we proclaimed among you – I mean Silvanus and Timothy and I – was never Yes and No: with him it was always Yes, and however many the promises God made, the Yes to them all is in him. That is why it is ‘through him’ that we answer Amen to the praise of God. Remember it is God himself who assures us all, and you, of our standing in Christ, and has anointed us, marking us with his seal and giving us the pledge, the Spirit, that we carry in our hearts.

Matthew 5:13-16

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled underfoot by men.
‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in the sight of men, so that, seeing your good works, they may give the praise to your Father in heaven.’