On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 27, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

What is the state of our lives? Are we meant to work ourselves into the ground? To keep superficial relationships alive for some semblance of sanity? To want and desire something new and yet, that something new becomes old in an instance. Living in paranoia and fear that our sins is catching up to us and soon we will pay the price much sooner than later. Ask yourself is this the life our loving Father in heaven means for you to have? Have you not boxed yourself into it by the choices you have made? Where was the Lord your God in all these choices?

Jesus came for you and me, so that we might have life to the full in Him. What good is it to know about Jesus but not enter into a deep personal relationship with the Savior of the world? Start this very day by surrendering your life to Him. Know that He will change all your curses into blessings. He will heal you of your sins and make you whole. You will have new and everlasting life with and in Him.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever. Amen

First reading

Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
Nothing is new and all is vanity

Vanity of vanities, the Preacher says. Vanity of vanities. Vanity of vanities. All is vanity! For all his toil, his toil under the sun, what does man gain by it?
A generation goes, a generation comes, yet the earth stands firm for ever. The sun rises, the sun sets; then to its place it speeds and there it rises. Southward goes the wind, then turns to the north; it turns and turns again; back then to its circling goes the wind. Into the sea all the rivers go, and yet the sea is never filled, and still to their goal the rivers go. All things are wearisome. No man can say that eyes have not had enough of seeing, ears their fill of hearing. What was will be again; what has been done will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun. Take anything of which it may be said, ‘Look now, this is new.’ Already, long before our time, it existed. Only no memory remains of earlier times, just as in times to come next year itself will not be remembered.

Gospel

Luke 9:7-9
‘John? I beheaded him; so who is this?’

Herod the tetrarch had heard about all that was being done by Jesus; and he was puzzled, because some people were saying that John had risen from the dead, others that Elijah had reappeared, still others that one of the ancient prophets had come back to life. But Herod said, ‘John? I beheaded him. So who is this I hear such reports about?’ And he was anxious to see Jesus.

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