On Today’s Gospel 

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

U
nless you enter into a relationship with the Lord God you will always be looking for signs and wonders. Believing to some extent from the top of your head never with your heart. Simply an observer, spectator never a participant in communion.

What greater sign can there be then Jesus dying on the cross for us? Then His rising from the dead so that we might have new life? What greater sign of His love can there be? Then His presence in the Holy Eucharist for which we are received and receive Him wholly body, blood, soul and divinity?

Let us seek Him always with open hearts, contrite and yearning for Him to dwell in us. Then we will be filled completely and want of nothing else. Amen

First reading
Romans 1:1-7

From Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus who has been called to be an apostle, and specially chosen to preach the Good News that God promised long ago through his prophets in the scriptures.
This news is about the Son of God who, according to the human nature he took was a descendant of David: it is about Jesus Christ our Lord who, in the order of the spirit, the spirit of holiness that was in him, was proclaimed Son of God in all his power through his resurrection from the dead. Through him we received grace and our apostolic mission to preach the obedience of faith to all pagan nations in honour of his name. You are one of these nations, and by his call belong to Jesus Christ. To you all, then, who are God’s beloved in Rome, called to be saints, may God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send grace and peace.

Gospel
Luke 11:29-32

The crowds got even bigger, and Jesus addressed them:
‘This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. On Judgement day the Queen of the South will rise up with the men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here. On Judgement day the men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation and condemn it, because when Jonah preached they repented; and there is something greater than Jonah here.’

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