On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 30, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Married couples cannot lead individual lives as though they were not married. They must be united in mind, heart and body on many things. Children, finances, home affairs, family and friends. Most of all their prayer and spiritual life. While they may presently be on different spiritual levels; it does not mean they cannot pray together and for one another. Couples must always lead one another to greater holiness, with the end goal of leading one another into heaven. When they practice living their faith in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ so too will their children and children’s children. The domestic church is the foundation of the society at large, built upon Christ it will thrive and prosper.

Those who are single are called to the same faithfulness as children of God our Father. We all belong to one Church whose spouse, our Lord Jesus Christ looks fondly upon. By and through His love we will build His kingdom together. So that all who experience the fire of God’s love will spread that very fire burning within them, so that all may live in the shelter and joy of the Lord. Amen

First reading

Ephesians 5:21-33
Give way to one another in obedience to Christ

Give way to one another in obedience to Christ. Wives should regard their husbands as they regard the Lord, since as Christ is head of the Church and saves the whole body, so is a husband the head of his wife; and as the Church submits to Christ, so should wives to their husbands, in everything. Husbands should love their wives just as Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her to make her holy. He made her clean by washing her in water with a form of words, so that when he took her to himself she would be glorious, with no speck or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and faultless. In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies; for a man to love his wife is for him to love himself. A man never hates his own body, but he feeds it and looks after it; and that is the way Christ treats the Church, because it is his body – and we are its living parts. For this reason, a man must leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one body. This mystery has many implications; but I am saying it applies to Christ and the Church. To sum up; you too, each one of you, must love his wife as he loves himself; and let every wife respect her husband.

Gospel

Luke 13:18-21
The kingdom of God is like the yeast that leavened three measures of flour

Jesus said, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.’
Another thing he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? It is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’

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