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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: January 22, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Are you a saint?

Any answer other than yes is wrong! Even if you said a saint in the making. For by virtue of our baptism we are saints. The problem with most of us is that, we neither see the saint that we are or ought to be nor the saint in others. Yes it is a given that we are not perfect even far from it! But it is our earnest endeavour to grow in Holiness, to be perfected by the One who alone is perfect that we are His saints; we are God our Father’s children.

If we know that God our Father is faithful and has kept His promise by sending His Son our Lord Jesus Christ to save us then why are we not living in that promise fulfilled! Why are we not joyfully sharing the wonder of Him to everyone? Why are we not loving first and foremost rather than to concern ourselves with putting up walls or obstacles to love? How can we not love the sister and brother God our Father created in His image?

Let us continue to strive for Holiness and use the abundant blessings we receive to be blessings for everyone we meet. God love you my fellow Saint. Amen

First reading

Hebrews 6:10-20 †
In this hope we have an anchor for our soul

God would not be so unjust as to forget all you have done, the love that you have for his name or the services you have done, and are still doing, for the saints. Our one desire is that every one of you should go on showing the same earnestness to the end, to the perfect fulfilment of our hopes, never growing careless, but imitating those who have the faith and the perseverance to inherit the promises.
When God made the promise to Abraham, he swore by his own self, since it was impossible for him to swear by anyone greater: I will shower blessings on you and give you many descendants. Because of that, Abraham persevered and saw the promise fulfilled. Men, of course, swear an oath by something greater than themselves, and between men, confirmation by an oath puts an end to all dispute. In the same way, when God wanted to make the heirs to the promise thoroughly realise that his purpose was unalterable, he conveyed this by an oath; so that there would be two unalterable things in which it was impossible for God to be lying, and so that we, now we have found safety, should have a strong encouragement to take a firm grip on the hope that is held out to us. Here we have an anchor for our soul, as sure as it is firm, and reaching right through beyond the veil where Jesus has entered before us and on our behalf, to become a high priest of the order of Melchizedek, and for ever.


Mark 2:23-28
The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath

One sabbath day, Jesus happened to be taking a walk through the cornfields, and his disciples began to pick ears of corn as they went along. And the Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing something on the sabbath day that is forbidden?’ And he replied, ‘Did you never read what David did in his time of need when he and his followers were hungry – how he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the loaves of offering which only the priests are allowed to eat, and how he also gave some to the men with him?’
And he said to them, ‘The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath; the Son of Man is master even of the sabbath.’