Archive for November 3, 2017

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 3, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


In all our desire to follow Jesus, to be a disciple of Christ our Lord. Are we pointing Him out to others? Are we pointing out the way to Him by the way we live our lives?

Or are we still very much concerned with the ways of the world? Still allowing ourselves to succumb to sin and sinful pleasures. By our own baptism we are called to holiness. For inserted into the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are one with and in Him. Let us then hold fast to our faith and remain steadfast in His love. Let us encourage one another to walk the narrow path into the way of truth and life. Amen

First reading
1 John 2:29-3:6

You know that God is righteous – then you must recognise that everyone whose life is righteous has been begotten by him.

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God’s children;
and that is what we are.
Because the world refused to acknowledge him, therefore it does not acknowledge us.
My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed; all we know is, that when it is revealed we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is.

Surely everyone who entertains this hope must purify himself, must try to be as pure as Christ.
Anyone who sins at all
breaks the law, because to sin is to break the law.
Now you know that he appeared in order to abolish sin, and that in him there is no sin;anyone who lives in God does not sin, and anyone who sins has never seen him or known him.

Gospel
John 1:29-34

Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed before me. I did not know him myself, and yet it was to reveal him to Israel that I came baptising with water.’ John also declared, ‘I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven like a dove and resting on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is going to baptise with the Holy Spirit.” Yes, I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.’