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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: December 15, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

We have all heard the call to Holiness, the call to community, to unity with and in the Lord, what then is our response?

Do we ignore the call? Go back to being lukewarm in our faith? Having more important things to do and turning to the Lord only in dire need?

Or do we respond with open hearts knowing full well that it is His great love for us that He calls. And He has plans that will prosper us not harm us in any way.

Lord I am here for You. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 48:17-19

Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:

I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is good for you, I lead you in the way that you must go. If only you had been alert to my commandments, your happiness would have been like a river,
your integrity like the waves of the sea.
Your children would have been numbered like the sand, your descendants as many as its grains.
Never would your name have been cut off or blotted out before me.

Matthew 11:16-19

Jesus spoke to the crowds: ‘What description can I find for this generation? It is like children shouting to each other as they sit in the market place:

“We played the pipes for you, and you wouldn’t dance; we sang dirges,
and you wouldn’t be mourners.”

‘For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He is possessed.” The Son of Man came, eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” Yet wisdom has been proved right by her actions.’