On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 14, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How can anyone say God our Father does not love me? When He loves and cares for all His children. Ever patient and merciful even when we commit the most heinous sin and turn back to Him. For He Wills that we all be saved and fully alive with and in Him.

By His grace we are sanctified and made pure. And can retain all of our childlike innocence. Let us then be obedient and prayerful. As we serve Him and one another with joy.

The word made flesh, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ has come to us. Are you not in awe that we can receive the living Word into our very being through Holy Communion? And then be given the opportunity to share His Word with the world.

Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Now and forever. Amen

First reading

Ezekiel 2:8-3:4
He gave me the scroll to eat and it was as sweet as honey

I, Ezekiel, heard a voice speaking. It said, ‘You, son of man, listen to the words I say; do not be a rebel like that rebellious set. Open your mouth and eat what I am about to give you.’ I looked. A hand was there, stretching out to me and holding a scroll. He unrolled it in front of me; it was written on back and front; on it was written ‘lamentations, wailings, moanings.’ He said, ‘Son of man, eat what is given to you; eat this scroll, then go and speak to the House of Israel.’ I opened my mouth; he gave me the scroll to eat and said, ‘Son of man, feed and be satisfied by the scroll I am giving you.’ I ate it, and it tasted sweet as honey.
Then he said, ‘Son of man, go to the House of Israel and tell them what I have said.’

Gospel

Matthew 18:1-5,10,12-14
Anyone who welcomes a little child in my name welcomes me

The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, ‘I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
‘Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.
‘See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.
‘Tell me. Suppose a man has a hundred sheep and one of them strays; will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hillside and go in search of the stray? I tell you solemnly, if he finds it, it gives him more joy than do the ninety-nine that did not stray at all. Similarly, it is never the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.’

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