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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: September 27, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Our merciful and ever loving God continues to send His chosen ones to tend to the lost, the sick, poor, downtrodden;the sheep of His flock. To proclaim the good news of His heavenly Kingdom so that all may have joy and His peace in their hearts.

We are the chosen ones He sends! Yes we who are sinners ourselves. Weak and lacking in many ways. However it is through His grace we are sent. He will provide and equip us with all that we need. We must go in faith and love for the lord our God who loves us dearly. Then we will experience the Glory of God in whom we minister to.

Jesus my Lord cleanse me and I will be whiter than snow. Change me in Your love and send me to do Your Will. Amen

First reading
Ezra 9:5-9

At the evening sacrifice I, Ezra, came out of my stupor and falling on my knees, with my garment and cloak torn, I stretched out my hands to the Lord my God, and said:
‘My God, I am ashamed, I blush to lift my face to you, my God. For our crimes have increased, until they are higher than our heads, and our sin has piled up to heaven. From the days of our ancestors until now our guilt has been great; on account of our crimes we, our kings and our priests, were given into the power of the kings of other countries, given to the sword, to captivity, to pillage and to shame, as is the case today. But now, suddenly, the Lord our God by his favour has left us a remnant and granted us a refuge in his holy place; this is how our God has cheered our eyes and given us a little respite in our slavery. For we are slaves; but God has not forgotten us in our slavery; he has shown us kindness in the eyes of the kings of Persia, obtaining permission for us to rebuild the Temple of our God and restore its ruins, and he has found us safety and shelter in Judah and in Jerusalem.’

Luke 9:1-6

Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, ‘Take nothing for the journey: neither staff, nor haversack, nor bread, nor money; and let none of you take a spare tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there; and when you leave, let it be from there. As for those who do not welcome you, when you leave their town shake the dust from your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the Good News and healing everywhere.