On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 1, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

What greater gift can a parent, guardian, Godparent give other than the truth and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. To guide them to know His commandments and seek to do His will. This is the gift for a full and fruitful life in Christ our Lord.

We are called likewise to share this gift with the rest of God’s children who have no one to show and lead them. We need not worry for what we lack for the Lord our God will provide for all that we need. We need only be faithful and place all our trust in Him who leads us. And we will marvel at the works of His hands.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever. Amen

First reading

1 Kings 2:1-4,10-12

As David’s life drew to its close he laid this charge on his son Solomon, ‘I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong and show yourself a man. Observe the injunctions of the Lord your God, following his ways and keeping his laws, his commandments, his customs and his decrees, as it stands written in the Law of Moses, that so you may be successful in all you do and undertake, so that the Lord may fulfil the promise he made me, “If your sons are careful how they behave, and walk loyally before me with all their heart and soul, you shall never lack for a man on the throne of Israel.”’
So David slept with his ancestors and was buried in the Citadel of David. David’s reign over Israel lasted forty years: he reigned in Hebron for seven years, and in Jerusalem for thirty-three.
Solomon was seated upon the throne of David, and his sovereignty was securely established.


Mark 6:7-13

Jesus made a tour round the villages, teaching. Then he summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs giving them authority over the unclean spirits. And he instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals but, he added, ‘Do not take a spare tunic.’ And he said to them, ‘If you enter a house anywhere, stay there until you leave the district. And if any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, as you walk away shake off the dust from under your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set off to preach repentance; and they cast out many devils, and anointed many sick people with oil and cured them.

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