On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 21, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Faith in the Lord our God and His righteousness are the foundations in which we thread on, our pilgrim journey towards pure Holiness.

And while on this journey we must share the faith we have in our Lord Jesus Christ to all who will listen. So that they too may come into the same faith and be saved.

We need not fear rejection nor should we worry about being inadequate in our knowledge to share the faith we have. For in our desire to serve Him and through the love we possess, the Holy Spirit is by our side always to guide and lead us. Amen

First reading
Romans 4:13,16-18

The promise of inheriting the world was not made to Abraham and his descendants on account of any law but on account of the righteousness which consists in faith. That is why what fulfils the promise depends on faith, so that it may be a free gift and be available to all of Abraham’s descendants, not only those who belong to the Law but also those who belong to the faith of Abraham who is the father of all of us. As scripture says: I have made you the ancestor of many nations– Abraham is our father in the eyes of God, in whom he put his faith, and who brings the dead to life and calls into being what does not exist.
Though it seemed Abraham’s hope could not be fulfilled, he hoped and he believed, and through doing so he did become the father of many nations exactly as he had been promised: Your descendants will be as many as the stars.

Gospel
Luke 12:8-12

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘I tell you, if anyone openly declares himself for me in the presence of men, the Son of Man will declare himself for him in the presence of the angels. But the man who disowns me in the presence of men will be disowned in the presence of God’s angels.
‘Everyone who says a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
‘When they take you before synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say, because when the time comes, the Holy Spirit will teach you what you must say.’

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