On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 16, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

If we truly love the Lord our God and are living in His love then even our answers or replies to others will reflect our relationship with Him.

No one can say we have not heard the Lord’s calling. For we have all been called to discipleship. The only difference between each one is our response to His call. Have we shut our ears? Have we procrastinated? Have we let inertia take over? Have we decided it was in all our minds? That we are not ready? Or have we responded yes Lord, let it be done according to Your will. Let us meditate on the Lord’s word taken from Luke 9:62

“Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

Lord here I am, use me! Amen

First reading

1 Kings 19:19-21
Elisha leaves the plough to follow Elijah

Leaving Mount Horeb, Elijah came on Elisha son of Shaphat as he was ploughing behind twelve yoke of oxen, he himself being with the twelfth. Elijah passed near to him and threw his cloak over him. Elisha left his oxen and ran after Elijah. ‘Let me kiss my father and mother, then I will follow you’ he said. Elijah answered, ‘Go, go back; for have I done anything to you?’ Elisha turned away, took the pair of oxen and slaughtered them. He used the plough for cooking the oxen, then gave to his men, who ate. He then rose, and followed Elijah and became his servant.

Gospel

Matthew 5:33-37
Do not swear: say ‘Yes’ if you mean Yes, ‘No’ if you mean No

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You have learnt how it was said to our ancestors: You must not break your oath, but must fulfil your oaths to the Lord. But I say this to you: do not swear at all, either by heaven, since that is God’s throne; or by the earth, since that is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, since that is the city of the great king. Do not swear by your own head either, since you cannot turn a single hair white or black. All you need say is “Yes” if you mean yes, “No” if you mean no; anything more than this comes from the evil one.’

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