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On Today’s Gospel 

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

We have a most loving Father in Heaven who cares deeply for His children. He only wants what is best for each and everyone of us. He loves us despite our rebellious nature and is ever faithful, wanting us to be with eternally.

He has sent guardian angels to watch over us, to lead us back when we err and go astray. To protect us from the snares of evil and to guide us into the way of truth. We should therefore love and honour them for their dutiful love and obedience to the Lord our God. For one day soon we will rejoice with them as we praise and worship Him in His presence.

With humble and loving hearts, let us always recognise the child of God in the stranger we meet and welcome him/her in Jesus’s name. Amen

My guardian angel pray and watch over me…

First reading
Zechariah 8:1-8

The word of the Lord of Hosts was addressed to me as follows:

‘The Lord of Hosts says this.
I am burning with jealousy for Zion, with great anger for her sake.

‘The Lord of Hosts says this.
I am coming back to Zion
and shall dwell in the middle of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem will be called Faithful City and the mountain of the Lord of Hosts, the Holy Mountain.

‘The Lord of Hosts says this.
Old men and old women will again sit down in the squares of Jerusalem; every one of them staff in hand
because of their great age.
And the squares of the city will be full of boys and girls
playing in the squares.

‘The Lord of Hosts says this.
If this seems a miracle to the remnant of this people (in those days), will it seem one to me? It is the Lord of Hosts who speaks.

‘The Lord of Hosts says this.
Now I am going to save my people from the countries of the East and from the countries of the West.
I will bring them back to live inside Jerusalem. They shall be my people and I will be their God in faithfulness and integrity.’

Gospel
Matthew 18:1-5,10

The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, ‘I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
‘Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.’