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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 29, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How painful it must have been to long for and pine for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. And yet it was revealed to the faithful prophets that He would indeed come but not in their lifetime. Still they preached it with zeal, hope and joy in their hearts. Extraordinary yes because the spirit of Christ was in them.

What about us? Many of us are still moping about, struggling and moving from one sin to another. Is this how a liberated child of God our Father should live? No! We live in joyful times where the Lord has brought to fulfillment all He had promised. We His faithful are thereby called to live out obedient holy lives. And we are able to do so through His grace, peace, love and joy which lives in us. For His spirit lives in us!

The choice to leave all attachments behind and follow Him is ours to make. While there will indeed be challenges, trials and tribulations ahead, we know that one day soon we will be reunited with in Him in paradise. Jesus I choose You. Amen

First reading

1 Peter 1:10-16
Put your trust in the grace that is coming to you

It was this salvation that the prophets were looking and searching so hard for; their prophecies were about the grace which was to come to you. The Spirit of Christ which was in them foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would come after them, and they tried to find out at what time and in what circumstances all this was to be expected. It was revealed to them that the news they brought of all the things which have now been announced to you, by those who preached to you the Good News through the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, was for you and not for themselves. Even the angels long to catch a glimpse of these things.
Free your minds, then, of encumbrances; control them, and put your trust in nothing but the grace that will be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Do not behave in the way that you liked to before you learnt the truth; make a habit of obedience: be holy in all you do, since it is the Holy One who has called you, and scripture says: Be holy, for I am holy.

Gospel

Mark 10:28-31
Whoever has left everything for the sake of the gospel will be repaid

At that time Peter began to tell Jesus, ‘What about us? We have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, father, children or land for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land – not without persecutions – now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life.
‘Many who are first will be last, and the last first.’