On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 28, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Of time and relationships we are impatient in both! We want what we want when we want it. We place our expectations on others and they must live up to them. In some if not most relationships, we don’t spare time to nurture it or wait for it to grow. And we question why our prayer life leads us no where and begin to think it is a waste of time. All the above speaks to where our relationship is with the Lord our God.

In our short time here on earth the Only thing that should matter is how much do we love the Lord our God, how much have we nurtured and grown in that love and faih. And have put that love and faith into service of others. For we know that time belongs to God. He is outside of time and so He sees all beginnings and end at the same time. His Will for us is all that matters for it is love in its purest form. God our Father’s love personified in Jesus Christ, died so that we may rise and live with Him forever.

It is not in the uttering but in the knowing that Jesus Christ is the Lord our God and He is the Lord of our lives. Amen

First reading

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
There is a time for every occupation under heaven

There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven:

A time for giving birth,
a time for dying;
a time for planting,
a time for uprooting what has been planted.

A time for killing,
a time for healing;
a time for knocking down,
a time for building.

A time for tears,
a time for laughter;
a time for mourning,
a time for dancing.

A time for throwing stones away,
a time for gathering them up;
a time for embracing,
a time to refrain from embracing.

A time for searching,
a time for losing;
a time for keeping,
a time for throwing away.

A time for tearing,
a time for sewing;
a time for keeping silent,
a time for speaking.

A time for loving,
a time for hating;
a time for war,
a time for peace.

What does a man gain for the efforts that he makes? I contemplate the task that God gives mankind to labour at. All that he does is apt for its time; but though he has permitted man to consider time in its wholeness, man cannot comprehend the work of God from beginning to end.

Gospel

Luke 9:18-22
‘You are the Christ of God’

One day when Jesus was praying alone in the presence of his disciples he put this question to them, ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’ And they answered, ‘John the Baptist; others Elijah; and others say one of the ancient prophets come back to life.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ It was Peter who spoke up. ‘The Christ of God’ he said. But he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone anything about this.
‘The Son of Man’ he said ‘is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day.’

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