On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 2, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Have we built our foundation upon the rock our Lord Jesus Christ? It is by our foundation of faith in Him that we will be able to reach out in love to others. And mindful of those who have the appearance of good and yet would readily lead others into sin.

Too many these days are self centred, claiming authority for and over themselves. They post feel good, stay strong messages for themselves and others on social media without having to submit to the authority of their Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. For if they did, the messages they send out to the universe will be rooted in love, and hearts might be changed.

Jesus You are my Lord and my God. Amen

First reading

Jude 1:17,20-25

Remember, my dear friends, what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ told you to expect. But you, my dear friends, must use your most holy faith as your foundation and build on that, praying in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves within the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you eternal life. When there are some who have doubts reassure them; when there are some to be saved from the fire, pull them out; but there are others to whom you must be kind with great caution, keeping your distance even from outside clothing which is contaminated by vice.
Glory be to him who can keep you from falling and bring you safe to his glorious presence, innocent and happy. To God, the only God, who saves us through Jesus Christ our Lord, be the glory, majesty, authority and power, which he had before time began, now and for ever. Amen.

Gospel

Mark 11:27-33
I will not tell you my authority for acting like this

Jesus and his disciples came to Jerusalem, and as Jesus was walking in the Temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, and they said to him, ‘What authority have you for acting like this? Or who gave you authority to do these things?’ Jesus said to them, ‘I will ask you a question, only one; answer me and I will tell you my authority for acting like this. John’s baptism: did it come from heaven, or from man? Answer me that.’ And they argued it out this way among themselves: ‘If we say from heaven, he will say, “Then why did you refuse to believe him?” But dare we say from man?’ – they had the people to fear, for everyone held that John was a real prophet. So their reply to Jesus was, ‘We do not know.’ And Jesus said to them, ‘Nor will I tell you my authority for acting like this.’

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