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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 31, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

We cannot and must not give up hope. Yes every day is a battle against sin, a struggle to be loving in spite of feeling unloved by the people that surround us. Yet we have the Holy Spirit to remind us that our hope comes from the faith we have in our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. A faith that is real, living and true.

If we truly embrace the fact that by our Lord’s Resurrection, we have new life in Him, then we are a joyous people, eager to share His love for us and to build His Kingdom. To bring comfort, peace and joy to those who do not yet know Him.

The Kingdom of God is one that we experience, live and cherish in our hearts. Amen

First reading
Romans 8:18-25

I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free. For we must be content to hope that we shall be saved– our salvation is not in sight, we should not have to be hoping for it if it were– but, as I say, we must hope to be saved since we are not saved yet– it is something we must wait for with patience.

Luke 13:18-21

Jesus said, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.’
Another thing he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? It is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’