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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 6, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

It is easy to fall into temptation and sin when all around us events, situations are taking place to distract us. Even questionable media sources are rampant in propagating evil at its core. And so we must cling ever tightly to the cross of our salvation. Stay focused on our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

If you have fallen in some way turn back immediately to the Lord, do not give up or give in! The devil wants you to wallow in your guilt and shame. The Lord sends many your way to help and guide you back to Him. Listen with your heart and you will hear Him speaking through them, do not grow stubborn. Turn back to Jesus and He will set you free. To walk in His light once again.

Let us walk onwards hand in hand, rejoicing in our Risen Lord as we lead one another home to Him. Amen

First reading
Baruch 1:15-22

Integrity belongs to the Lord our God; to us the look of shame we wear today, to us, the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem, to our kings and princes, our priests, our prophets, as to our ancestors, because we have sinned in the sight of the Lord, have disobeyed him, and have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God telling us to follow the commandments which the Lord had ordained for us. From the day when the Lord brought our ancestors out of the land of Egypt until today we have been disobedient to the Lord our God, we have been disloyal, refusing to listen to his voice. And so the disasters, and the curse which the Lord pronounced through his servant Moses the day he brought our fathers out of Egypt to give us a land where milk and honey flow, have seized on us, disasters we experience today. Despite all the words of those prophets whom he sent us, we have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God, but, each following the dictates of his evil heart, we have taken to serving alien gods, and doing what is displeasing to the Lord our God.

Luke 10:13-16

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. And still, it will not go as hard with Tyre and Sidon at the Judgement as with you. And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell.
‘Anyone who listens to you listens to me; anyone who rejects you rejects me, and those who reject me reject the one who sent me.’