On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 6, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

If only we saw it through the eyes of faith that every prayer meeting, Eucharistic Celebration, fellowship in Christ, that we made excuses not to attend; was a missed opportunity to be in the presence of our Lord and to glorify His name or at the same time to be filled with the graces He wanted us to have, would our hearts have been be changed?

The Lord invites us in many varied ways to be with Him. In revelations 3:20 Jesus says, ‘Listen, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.“ How can we if our ears are shut to hear Him? If our hearts are attached to the cares and worries of the world? If we put all others before Him?

Jesus, You are the Lord of my life. Grant me the grace to see and hear Your voice always. Be present to me as I am for You. Amen

First reading

Philippians 2:5-11
Christ humbled himself but God raised him high

In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus:

His state was divine,
yet he did not cling
to his equality with God
but emptied himself
to assume the condition of a slave,
and became as men are;
and being as all men are,
he was humbler yet,
even to accepting death,
death on a cross.
But God raised him high
and gave him the name
which is above all other names
so that all beings in the heavens,
on earth and in the underworld,
should bend the knee at the name of Jesus
and that every tongue should acclaim
Jesus Christ as Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Gospel

Luke 14:15-24
‘Not one of those who were invited shall have a taste of my banquet’

One of those gathered round the table said to Jesus, ‘Happy the man who will be at the feast in the kingdom of God!’ But he said to him, ‘There was a man who gave a great banquet, and he invited a large number of people. When the time for the banquet came, he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, “Come along: everything is ready now.” But all alike started to make excuses. The first said, “I have bought a piece of land and must go and see it. Please accept my apologies.” Another said, “I have bought five yoke of oxen and am on my way to try them out. Please accept my apologies.” Yet another said, “I have just got married and so am unable to come.”
‘The servant returned and reported this to his master. Then the householder, in a rage, said to his servant, “Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.” “Sir” said the servant “your orders have been carried out and there is still room.” Then the master said to his servant, “Go to the open roads and the hedgerows and force people to come in to make sure my house is full; because, I tell you, not one of those who were invited shall have a taste of my banquet.”

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