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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 5, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Who are we to question or argue with the Lord our God? Whose wisdom and power is infinite. Let us in loving humility accept and embrace His will for us which is always the best.

Let us be attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, the prophets and shepherds He sends us. To the call for renewal and repentance. So that our hearts will always be ready to receive our Lord Jesus Christ when He comes. And while He will come again in glory, He comes to us even now in Holy Eucharist.

Glory to God in the highest! Now and forever. Amen

First reading

Job 38:1,12-21,40:3-5
The immeasurable greatness of God

From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said:

Have you ever in your life given orders to the morning or sent the dawn to its post, telling it to grasp the earth by its edges and shake the wicked out of it, when it changes the earth to sealing clay and dyes it as a man dyes clothes; stealing the light from wicked men and breaking the arm raised to strike?
Have you journeyed all the way to the sources of the sea, or walked where the Abyss is deepest?
Have you been shown the gates of Death or met the janitors of Shadowland?
Have you an inkling of the extent of the earth?
Tell me all about it if you have! Which is the way to the home of the light, and where does darkness live?
You could then show them the way to their proper places, or put them on the path to where they live!
If you know all this, you must have been born with them, you must be very old by now!

Job replied to the Lord:

My words have been frivolous: what can I reply? I had better lay my finger on my lips.
I have spoken once… I will not speak again; more than once… I will add nothing.

Gospel

Luke 10:13-16
Anyone who rejects me rejects the one who sent me

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. And still, it will not go as hard with Tyre and Sidon at the Judgement as with you. And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell.
‘Anyone who listens to you listens to me; anyone who rejects you rejects me, and those who reject me reject the one who sent me.’