On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 4, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

Yes there are many who do not share the faith with others for fear of not knowing enough or not being eloquent enough. Nor will they offer to pray with or over another afterall they feel they are not Holy enough. Then there are some willing to share or pray but rely on their own knowledge and strength.

All power and knowledge of Christ comes from Christ Jesus Himself. By deepening our relationship with Him through His word, living it and prayer we become one with Him. His spirit lives in us so that whatever we say or do, we do so in the spirit. While we certainly will not know everything there is to know, the Holy Spirit will guide us to say what is needed and when. In awe of what is mentioned through our mouths we give Him glory and thanks.

Let us always remain docile to the promptings of the Holy Spirit so we may be powerful instruments of His love through Christ our Lord. Amen

First reading

1 Corinthians 2:10-16
The Spirit reaches even the depths of God

The Spirit reaches the depths of everything, even the depths of God. After all, the depths of a man can only be known by his own spirit, not by any other man, and in the same way the depths of God can only be known by the Spirit of God. Now instead of the spirit of the world, we have received the Spirit that comes from God, to teach us to understand the gifts that he has given us. Therefore we teach, not in the way in which philosophy is taught, but in the way that the Spirit teaches us: we teach spiritual things spiritually. An unspiritual person is one who does not accept anything of the Spirit of God: he sees it all as nonsense; it is beyond his understanding because it can only be understood by means of the Spirit. A spiritual man, on the other hand, is able to judge the value of everything, and his own value is not to be judged by other men. As scripture says: Who can know the mind of the Lord, so who can teach him? But we are those who have the mind of Christ.

Gospel

Luke 4:31-37
‘I know who you are: the Holy One of God’

Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because he spoke with authority.
In the synagogue there was a man who was possessed by the spirit of an unclean devil, and it shouted at the top of its voice, ‘Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus said sharply, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the devil, throwing the man down in front of everyone, went out of him without hurting him at all. Astonishment seized them and they were all saying to one another, ‘What teaching! He gives orders to unclean spirits with authority and power and they come out.’ And reports of him went all through the surrounding countryside.

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