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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: August 2, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Let the light of Christ, our Saviour shine on our faces. For anyone who looks upon us will see that we are
men and women after the heart of God.

For we have found the greatest treasure to be found in our Lord Jesus Christ. And nothing and no one can separate us from Him.

It is therefore our desire to share in the joy of our Lord by reaching out to others who do not yet know Him. So that they too who encounter the living God will have peace, love and joy in their hearts.

Lord Jesus let the light of Your face shine upon us, so that we might share Your light with the world. Amen

First reading
Exodus 34:29-35

When Moses came down from the mountain of Sinai– as he came down from the mountain, Moses had the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands– he did not know that the skin on his face was radiant after speaking with the Lord. And when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, the skin on his face shone so much that they would not venture near him. But Moses called to them, and Aaron with all the leaders of the community came back to him; and he spoke to them. Then all the sons of Israel came closer, and he passed on to them all the orders that the Lord had given him on the mountain of Sinai. And when Moses had finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. Whenever he went into the Lord’s presence to speak with him, Moses would remove the veil until he came out again. And when he came out, he would tell the sons of Israel what he had been ordered to pass on to them, and the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he returned to speak with the Lord.

Gospel
Matthew 13:44-46

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off happy, sells everything he owns and buys the field.
‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it.’