On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 11, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


How are we serving the Lord, His people? If indeed we are serving at all. Is it with His time and in His time? With His love and in His love? What is your idea of discipleship? 

How would you feel if you heard a disciple of the Lord say, I have no time? No time for monthly meetings, no time for joint prayer and adoration? I will be able to serve only…. Or can a disciple say sorry I cannot help bring you to the doctor even in an emergency because I have go to Church? 

Let us be more like our master of whom we serve. Who does not wait to do His Father’s Will. Who loves in the present and seeks to heal, to restore. All praise and glory be to our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen 

First reading
Colossians 1:24-2:3

It makes me happy to suffer for you, as I am suffering now, and in my own body to do what I can to make up all that has still to be undergone by Christ for the sake of his body, the Church. I became the servant of the Church when God made me responsible for delivering God’s message to you, the message which was a mystery hidden for generations and centuries and has now been revealed to his saints. It was God’s purpose to reveal it to them and to show all the rich glory of this mystery to pagans. The mystery is Christ among you, your hope of glory: this is the Christ we proclaim, this is the wisdom in which we thoroughly train everyone and instruct everyone, to make them all perfect in Christ. It is for this I struggle wearily on, helped only by his power driving me irresistibly.
Yes, I want you to know that I do have to struggle hard for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for so many others who have never seen me face to face. It is all to bind you together in love and to stir your minds, so that your understanding may come to full development, until you really know God’s secret in which all the jewels of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.

Gospel
Luke 6:6-11

On the sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees were watching him to see if he would cure a man on the sabbath, hoping to find something to use against him. But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man with the withered hand, ‘Stand up! Come out into the middle.’ And he came out and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, ‘I put it to you: is it against the law on the sabbath to do good, or to do evil; to save life, or to destroy it?’ Then he looked round at them all and said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He did so, and his hand was better. But they were furious, and began to discuss the best way of dealing with Jesus.

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