On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 2, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Yes there are times we become bitter and weary of our lives. But always remember that disappointment is an appointment with Christ. Tribulation a means for sanctification. Jesus is never far away from us. We have our guardian Angel watching over us, to rule and guard, to light and guide us.

For we are all beloved children of God our Father. If we fight to retain our purity of heart and of mind. Our childlike wonder of the awesomeness of the Lord our God. Knowing and trusting that He will provide for all that we need. Then we can truly be instruments of His grace. It will not matter how tall or how high up we are, for the Lord alone towers over us in all things. Glory to God in high! Amen

Holy Guardian Angels of God, pray for us.

First reading

Job 3:1-3,11-17,20-23
Why did I not perish on the day I was born?

Job broke the silence and cursed the day of his birth. This is what he said:

May the day perish when I was born, and the night that told of a boy conceived.
Why did I not die new-born, not perish as I left the womb? Why were there two knees to receive me, two breasts for me to suck?
Had there not been, I should now be lying in peace, wrapped in a restful slumber, with the kings and high viziers of earth who build themselves vast vaults, or with princes who have gold and to spare and houses crammed with silver. Or put away like a still-born child that never came to be, like unborn babes that never see the light. Down there, bad men bustle no more, there the weary rest.

Why give light to a man of grief? Why give life to those bitter of heart, who long for a death that never comes, and hunt for it more than for a buried treasure?
They would be glad to see the grave-mound and shout with joy if they reached the tomb.
Why make this gift of light to a man who does not see his way, whom God baulks on every side?

Gospel

Matthew 18:1-5,10
Anyone who welcomes a little child in my name welcomes me

The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, ‘I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
‘Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.’

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