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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: November 13, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Integrity of heart and faith is what we are called to have and to exercise them in holy virtues. How can we lead others closer to God our Father if we are not right by Him ourselves? If we continue living two separate lives? In doing so we become obstacles for others instead of a bridge.

Seek the Lord with all your heart and you will find Him. He will heal and transform you to be a great blessing for others. Forgive readily just as He has forgiven you. And start putting all your faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ whom loves you deeply.

Lord Jesus, increase my faith this day. Amen

First reading
Wisdom 1:1-7

Love virtue, you who are judges on earth, let honesty prompt your thinking about the Lord, seek him in simplicity of heart;
since he is to be found by those who do not put him to the test, he shows himself to those who do not distrust him.
But selfish intentions divorce from God; and Omnipotence, put to the test, confounds the foolish.
No, Wisdom will never make its way into a crafty soul
nor stay in a body that is in debt to sin; the holy spirit of instruction shuns deceit,
it stands aloof from reckless purposes, is taken aback when iniquity appears.

Wisdom is a spirit, a friend to man, though she will not pardon the words of a blaspheme, since God sees into the innermost parts of him, truly observes his heart, and listens to his tongue.
The spirit of the Lord, indeed, fills the whole world, and that which holds all things together knows every word that is said.

Luke 17:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Obstacles are sure to come, but alas for the one who provides them! It would be better for him to be thrown into the Sea with a millstone put round his neck than that he should lead astray a single one of these little ones. Watch yourselves!
If your brother does something wrong, reprove him and, if he is sorry, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times a day and seven times comes back to you and says, “I am sorry,” you must forgive him.’
The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ The Lord replied, ‘Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you.’