On Today’s Gospel

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

How wonderful it must be to join the choir of Elders, Angels and Saints in heaven to sing with one voice praise and glory to God in the highest!

And yet the reality is that we do so at every Eucharistic Celebration when we come before Him with hearts pure and undefiled to worship and glorify His name with the fruits of our labour performed in love. Our song of praise reaches the highest heaven when we sing powerfully with lungs empty of worldly cares, desires filled only with His love. For Him and for brethren.

Together with the widow in the temple with two coins, let us offer the Lord our God our all. Faith and love in Him which moves us to love Him and the least of our brethren. For just as Christ gave freely to us so must we give freely for Him. Amen

First reading

Apocalypse 14:1-5
The redeemed has Christ and his Father’s name written on their foreheads

In my vision I, John, saw Mount Zion, and standing on it a Lamb who had with him a hundred and forty-four thousand people, all with his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. I heard a sound coming out of the sky like the sound of the ocean or the roar of thunder; it seemed to be the sound of harpists playing their harps. There in front of the throne they were singing a new hymn in the presence of the four animals and the elders, a hymn that could only be learnt by the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the world; they follow the Lamb wherever he goes; they have been redeemed from amongst men to be the first-fruits for God and for the Lamb. They never allowed a lie to pass their lips and no fault can be found in them.

Gospel

Luke 21:1-4
The widow’s mite

As Jesus looked up, he saw rich people putting their offerings into the treasury; then he happened to notice a poverty-stricken widow putting in two small coins, and he said, ‘I tell you truly, this poor widow has put in more than any of them; for these have all contributed money they had over, but she from the little she had has put in all she had to live on.’

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