On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 29, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Is it not comforting that God our Father sends his angels to help and guide us on our pilgrim journey home? They work tirelessly for His glory. To illumine our path and defend us in the battle against evil.

Let us also be grateful then when our Lord Jesus Christ sends His angels to us to help us in our challenges and difficulties. Through His mercy and love He wills that we are all reunited with Him in heaven which He laid open for us.

Glory to You O Lord our God, now and forever. Amen

St Gabriel, St Raphael, St Michael the Holy Archangels of God pray for us.

First reading

Daniel 7:9-10,13-14
His robe was white as snow

As I watched:

Thrones were set in place
and one of great age took his seat.
His robe was white as snow,
the hair of his head as pure as wool.
His throne was a blaze of flames,its wheels were a burning fire.
A stream of fire poured out,
issuing from his presence.
A thousand thousand waited on him, ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
A court was held and the books were opened.

I gazed into the visions of the night.

And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man. He came to the one of great age and was led into his presence.
On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants.
His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed.

Gospel

John 1:47-51
You will see heaven laid open, and the Son of Man

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There is an Israelite who deserves the name, incapable of deceit.’ ‘How do you know me?’ said Nathanael. ‘Before Philip came to call you,’ said Jesus ‘I saw you under the fig tree.’ Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.’ And then he added ‘I tell you most solemnly, you will see heaven laid open and, above the Son of Man, the angels of God ascending and descending.’

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