On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 26, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Are we selfless, gentle, patient, even charitable? St Paul in Today’s first reading urges to live a life worthy of our vocation. Can we then say we don’t know what is our vocation? Well in a sense Yes if we are not living in the Spirit. For all the virtues mentioned in the beginning are fruits of the Holy Spirit. How will we know unless we pray, unless we live the word according to God our Father’s will. How will we know His will if we do not dwell in His presence or on His Word?

Our Lord reminds us to stop living pretentious lives! Of attending regular Eucharistic Celebrations without any conversion of heart. Of seeking His mercy and love through reconciliation but not willing to be merciful and forgiving to others who wrong or hurt us. Of joining a ministry or church group in name but not attending prayer meetings or responding to the call for service. When responding to the call of service, expect affirmation and thanks from the group or ministry.

Lord Jesus let me be a prisoner in You. For it only through You that I am truly free to love and serve. Amen

First reading

Ephesians 4:1-6
One Body, one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God

I, the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, over all, through all and within all.

Gospel

Luke 12:54-59
Do you not know how to interpret these times?

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘When you see a cloud looming up in the west you say at once that rain is coming, and so it does. And when the wind is from the south you say it will be hot, and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the face of the earth and the sky. How is it you do not know how to interpret these times?
‘Why not judge for yourselves what is right? For example: when you go to court with your opponent, try to settle with him on the way, or he may drag you before the judge and the judge hand you over to the bailiff and the bailiff have you thrown into prison. I tell you, you will not get out till you have paid the very last penny.’

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