On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 26, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

God our Father is faithful, merciful and loving. He sent His only Begotten Son so that sin could be lifted from us so that we can be with Him fully. To be as He is, Holy, faithful, merciful and loving.

We must first recognise that we have are sinners and have sinned. Not just what we have done but what we have failed to do. Sins of omission which include failing to forgive others, failing to live out the Gospel, failing to care for the sick and needy that come out way. In essence failing to be faithful, merciful and loving.

Lord Jesus help us to be more like You. To be compassionate as our Heavenly Father is compassionate. Amen

First reading

Daniel 9:4-10
Yours is the integrity, Lord; ours the shame

O Lord, God great and to be feared, you keep the covenant and have kindness for those who love you and keep your commandments: we have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly, we have betrayed your commandments and your ordinances and turned away from them. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, our ancestors, and to all the people of the land. Integrity, Lord, is yours; ours the look of shame we wear today, we, the people of Judah, the citizens of Jerusalem, the whole of Israel, near and far away, in every country to which you have dispersed us because of the treason we have committed against you. To us, Lord, the look of shame belongs, to our kings, our princes, our ancestors, because we have sinned against you. To the Lord our God mercy and pardon belong, because we have betrayed him, and have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God nor followed the laws he has given us through his servants the prophets.

Gospel

Luke 6:36-38
Grant pardon, and you will be pardoned

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate. Do not judge, and you will not be judged yourselves; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned yourselves; grant pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap; because the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given back.’

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