On Today’s Gospel

Posted: January 11, 2019 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

O Miserable wretched soul turn to Jesus and He will Heal you, He will set you free. He is waiting to embrace you in your misery. He wants to restore you and give you hope. For this is the heart of our loving God. That even if a believer in Him dies, he/she will rise again fully restored to live eternally in His love.

We have heard God our Heavenly Father declare…

“This is my beloved Son whom I am well pleased.” and once again, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”

The Martyrs, angels and Saints sing of His Glory!
There is no room for doubt.

Lord Jesus I believe, increase my ever growing faith. Amen

First reading

1 John 5:5-13
There are three witnesses: the Spirit and the water and the blood

Who can overcome the world?
Only the man who believes that Jesus is the Son of God:
Jesus Christ who came by water and blood, not with water only, but with water and blood; with the Spirit as another witness – since the Spirit is the truth – so that there are three witnesses,
the Spirit, the water and the blood, and all three of them agree.
We accept the testimony of human witnesses, but God’s testimony is much greater,
and this is God’s testimony,
given as evidence for his Son.
Everybody who believes in the Son of God has this testimony inside him; and anyone who will not believe God is making God out to be a liar,
because he has not trusted
the testimony God has given about his Son.
This is the testimony:
God has given us eternal life
and this life is in his Son;
anyone who has the Son has life,. anyone who does not have the Son does not have life.

I have written all this to you so that you who believe in the name of the Son of God
may be sure that you have eternal life.

Gospel

Luke 5:12-16
‘If you want to, you can cure me’

Jesus was in one of the towns when a man appeared, covered with leprosy. Seeing Jesus he fell on his face and implored him. ‘Sir,’ he said ‘if you want to, you can cure me.’ Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘Of course I want to! Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at once. He ordered him to tell no one, ‘But go and show yourself to the priest and make the offering for your healing as Moses prescribed it, as evidence for them.’
His reputation continued to grow, and large crowds would gather to hear him and to have their sickness cured, but he would always go off to some place where he could be alone and pray.

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