On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 16, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


All of us are sinners and fall short one way or another. But our merciful and patient Lord welcomes us each time we fall, embraces us, heals us and fills us with His grace so that we can walk in His light.

We must however strive not to fall again and we can succeed if we listen and act on His Word. In doing so we build our relationship with Him. And with it comes the fruits of our labour. We are better children, parents, spouses, leaders and so on. We become so because Jesus dwells in our hearts. We have built upon Him.

Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading
1 Timothy 1:15-17

Here is a saying that you can rely on and nobody should doubt: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I myself am the greatest of them; and if mercy has been shown to me, it is because Jesus Christ meant to make me the greatest evidence of his inexhaustible patience for all the other people who would later have to trust in him to come to eternal life. To the eternal King, the undying, invisible and only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Gospel
Luke 6:43-49

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘There is no sound tree that produces rotten fruit, nor again a rotten tree that produces sound fruit. For every tree can be told by its own fruit: people do not pick figs from thorns, nor gather grapes from brambles. A good man draws what is good from the store of goodness in his heart; a bad man draws what is bad from the store of badness. For a man’s words flow out of what fills his heart.
‘Why do you call me, “Lord, Lord” and not do what I say?
‘Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and acts on them– I will show you what he is like. He is like the man who when he built his house dug, and dug deep, and laid the foundations on rock; when the river was in flood it bore down on that house but could not shake it, it was so well built. But the one who listens and does nothing is like the man who built his house on soil, with no foundations: as soon as the river bore down on it, it collapsed; and what a ruin that house became!’

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