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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 27, 2019 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Lord Jesus grant me Your wisdom so that I may speak and act always according to Your Holy will. Amen

Do we pray as such each and everytime before any meeting, encounter, decision to be made, advice to give or not to give and so on. For if it is the wisdom of the Lord we seek just as King Solomon, the Lord our God will be delighted and grant our prayer.

With and in His wisdom we will not turn into our own Spirituality as if we were somewhat exclusive. We will not be suspicious of those who in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord has done well in bringing others back to Him. Working miracles and wonders with the gifts bestowed upon invoking the precious, Holy name of our Lord Jesus Christ! We will embrace one another’s gifts as given to build His Kingdom NOT our very own. The more we give away the more we shall receive.

Lord Jesus, thy Will be done now and forever. Amen

First reading

Ecclesiasticus 4:12-22
Whoever loves wisdom loves life

Wisdom brings up her own sons, and cares for those who seek her.
Whoever loves her loves life,
those who wait on her early will be filled happiness.
Whoever holds her close will inherit honour, and wherever he walks the Lord will bless him.
Those who serve her minister to the Holy One,and the Lord loves those who love her.
Whoever obeys her judges aright, and whoever pays attention to her dwells secure.
If he trusts himself to her he will inherit her, and his descendants will remain in possession of her; for though she takes him at first through winding ways, bringing fear and faintness on him, plaguing him with her discipline until she can trust him, and testing him with her ordeals, in the end she will lead him back to the straight road and reveal her secrets to him.
If he wanders away she will abandon him, and hand him over to his fate.

Gospel

Mark 9:38-40
You must not stop anyone from working miracles in my name

John said to Jesus, ‘Master, we saw a man who is not one of us casting out devils in your name; and because he was not one of us we tried to stop him.’ But Jesus said, ‘You must not stop him: no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak evil of me. Anyone who is not against us is for us.’