On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 7, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

What kind of steward are you? One who wants others to know that you are in charge and they must follow you without question? Who is without mercy and compassion? Do you want and seek affirmation from your peers and others or do you only want to be affirmed by the Lord your God? How many when they see you, see Christ in you? How many have you led closer to Christ Jesus your Lord?

Our hearts must be transformed by Jesus our Lord and God. Out with our old understanding, preconceived ideas and thoughts. Out with sinful habits and ways. Turn to Him to be renewed, liberated from all sin and remain in the light of His Resurrection. For God’s love is like good vintage wine which never runs out and that is all we will ever want or need. Amen

First reading

1 Corinthians 4:1-5
The Lord alone is our judge

People must think of us as Christ’s servants, stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God. What is expected of stewards is that each one should be found worthy of his trust. Not that it makes the slightest difference to me whether you, or indeed any human tribunal, find me worthy or not. I will not even pass judgement on myself. True, my conscience does not reproach me at all, but that does not prove that I am acquitted: the Lord alone is my judge. There must be no passing of premature judgement. Leave that until the Lord comes; he will light up all that is hidden in the dark and reveal the secret intentions of men’s hearts. Then will be the time for each one to have whatever praise he deserves, from God.

Gospel

Luke 5:33-39
When the bridegroom is taken from them, then they will fast

The Pharisees and the scribes said to Jesus, ‘John’s disciples are always fasting and saying prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees too, but yours go on eating and drinking.’ Jesus replied, ‘Surely you cannot make the bridegroom’s attendants fast while the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come, the time for the bridegroom to be taken away from them; that will be the time when they will fast.’
He also told them this parable, ‘No one tears a piece from a new cloak to put it on an old cloak; if he does, not only will he have torn the new one, but the piece taken from the new will not match the old.
‘And nobody puts new wine into old skins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and then run out, and the skins will be lost. No; new wine must be put into fresh skins. And nobody who has been drinking old wine wants new. “The old is good” he says.’

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