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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 4, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Blessed are those who carry the love of God our Father in their hearts come what may. For His praise is always on their lips. Their words chosen carefully and spoken as to give glory to God. Such tender care given as if every word were to be cast in stone.

Are your eyes not yet opened to see? Are your ears not opened to hear? Have you not tasted the goodness of our Lord? For if you have you will not see any difficulty or obstacle in preventing you from sharing that heaven is opened for all who will receive our Lord Jesus Christ into their hearts.

Yes indeed it is a joy to be chosen as we are, to carry and share the precious word of God. To bring the peace and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ into the homes of families. So that His peace and love can dwell in their hearts forever. Amen

First reading

Job 19:21-27
My Avenger lives and will set me close to him when I awake

Job said:

Pity me, pity me, you, my friends, for the hand of God has struck me.
Why do you hound me down like God, will you never have enough of my flesh?

Ah, would that these words of mine were written down, inscribed on some monument
with iron chisel and engraving tool, cut into the rock for ever.
This I know: that my Avenger lives, and he, the Last, will take his stand on earth.
After my awaking, he will set me close to him, and from my flesh I shall look on God.
He whom I shall see will take my part:these eyes will gaze on him and find him not aloof.

Gospel

Luke 10:1-12
Your peace will rest on that man

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.” But whenever you enter a town and they do not make you welcome, go out into its streets and say, “We wipe off the very dust of your town that clings to our feet, and leave it with you. Yet be sure of this: the kingdom of God is very near.” I tell you, on that day it will not go as hard with Sodom as with that town.’