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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 26, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

The Holy Spirit has been sent upon us for our sanctification. So that we may be purified by grace and rise with our Risen Lord to new life. That Holy fire that now burns within us will be spread far and wide!

Do not then allow our sins of the past or present to extinguish the flame. Do not allow family or friends to dictate how we are to live or what faith we should practice. For it is our Lord Jesus Christ alone that we follow. And we should be ready to lead them, family and friends into that deep meaningful relationship we have with Him.

Glory be to the Holy Trinity, now and forever. Amen

First reading
Romans 6:19-23

If I may use human terms to help your natural weakness: as once you put your bodies at the service of vice and immorality, so now you must put them at the service of righteousness for your sanctification.
When you were slaves of sin, you felt no obligation to righteousness, and what did you get from this? Nothing but experiences that now make you blush, since that sort of behaviour ends in death. Now, however, you have been set free from sin, you have been made slaves of God, and you get a reward leading to your sanctification and ending in eternal life. For the wage paid by sin is death; the present given by God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Luke 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!
‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’