On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 15, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Our Lord died as a man for our sins and our Blessed Mother shared in His suffering by dying in her spirit. Hence her heart was pierced by the sword, in one sense by our sins.

Our Lady of sorrows perfect model of faith and sacrifice, shows us by her lived example what it means to love. How we can die to ourselves and take up our cross to follow Her Son;our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Always ready to be in service in those in need.

Let us turn away from self centred lives and sin. And through the intercession of our Blessed Mother we shall walk blameless towards Holiness. Amen

First reading
1 Timothy 1:1-2,12-14

From Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus appointed by the command of God our saviour and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, true child of mine in the faith; wishing you grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, and who judged me faithful enough to call me into his service even though I used to be a blasphemer and did all I could to injure and discredit the faith. Mercy, however, was shown me, because until I became a believer I had been acting in ignorance; and the grace of our Lord filled me with faith and with the love that is in Christ Jesus.

Gospel
John 19:25-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that moment the disciple made a place for her in his home.

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