Archive for November 6, 2017

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 6, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Indeed God our Father is merciful and kind. He loves us still even when we do not deserve to be loved. For the many heinous sins committed against Him and our brethren. Forgiving and restoring us when we turn back to Him through our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. How great is our God!

How can we not repay Him by being merciful to all those around us? To give them freely from our heart expecting only to glorify the Lord and to offer it all to Him in thanksgiving.

Glory be to the Holy Trinity. Now and forever. Amen

First reading
Romans 11:29-36

God never takes back his gifts or revokes his choice.
Just as you changed from being disobedient to God, and now enjoy mercy because of their disobedience, so those who are disobedient now– and only because of the mercy shown to you– will also enjoy mercy eventually. God has imprisoned all men in their own disobedience only to show mercy to all mankind.
How rich are the depths of God – how deep his wisdom and knowledge– and how impossible to penetrate his motives or understand his methods! Who could ever know the mind of the Lord? Who could ever be his counsellor? Who could ever give him anything or lend him anything?
All that exists comes from him; all is by him and for him. To him be glory for ever! Amen.

Gospel
Luke 14:12-14

Jesus said to his host, one of the leading Pharisees, ‘When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not ask your friends, brothers, relations or rich neighbours, for fear they repay your courtesy by inviting you in return. No; when you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; that they cannot pay you back means that you are fortunate, because repayment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again.’