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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 4, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Only in deep and profound reflection and understanding that I am truly a child of God so loved by my heavenly Father can I begin to bask in His love. Abundant is His love for me, that there is no room whatsoever to feel envious of another. So rich and tender it draws me to love the same way. Only His peace and joy reign in my heart. I am moved to love His children, my sisters and brothers the same way He loves us. This is His wisdom revealed to us who humbly hear His call with the openness and innocence of a childlike heart. He is Abba, our Father who will never abandon us and who loves us ever so dearly.

Our Lord Jesus Christ His son had come so that we can once again be reunited with our loving Father. So turn back to Him all you who have lost your way. Fear no more, come and be healed. Come and be restored. Come so that you sin no more. And together hand in hand we will sing His glory!

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever. Amen

First reading

Isaiah 11:1-10
A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse

A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse, a scion thrusts from his roots: on him the spirit of the Lord rests,
a spirit of wisdom and insight, a spirit of counsel and power, a spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
(The fear of the Lord is his breath.)
He does not judge by appearances, he gives no verdict on hearsay, but judges the wretched with integrity, and with equity gives a verdict for the poor of the land.
His word is a rod that strikes the ruthless, his sentences bring death to the wicked.

Integrity is the loincloth round his waist, faithfulness the belt about his hips.

The wolf lives with the lamb,
the panther lies down with the kid, calf and lion feed together, with a little boy to lead them. The cow and the bear make friends, their young lie down together.
The lion eats straw like the ox.
The infant plays over the cobra’s hole; into the viper’s lair the young child puts his hand. They do no hurt, no harm, on all my holy mountain, for the country is filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters swell the sea.

That day, the root of Jesse
shall stand as a signal to the peoples. It will be sought out by the nations and its home will be glorious.

Gospel

Luke 10:21-24
No-one knows who the Son is except the Father

Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, Jesus said:
‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’
Then turning to his disciples he spoke to them in private, ‘Happy the eyes that see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.”