On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 2, 2019 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

Bless You Father creator of Heaven and Earth. You have created me in Your likeness and image. You have given me life, wisdom and understanding. And I remain in awe of Your wondrous creations, the magnitude of the love that goes into Your designs. I praise You Father for all Good comes from You and all in Your love.

Most of all I thank You Father for the precious gift of Your Son, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ of whom we are able to retain our childlike innocence. For He restores our sanctity, our image distorted by sin. And gathers and unites us to be One in Him.

Look with Favour on Your children, keep us free from sin and bring us to everlasting life with You. Amen

First reading

Ecclesiasticus 17:1-13 †
Their ways cannot be hidden from his sight

The Lord fashioned man from the earth, to consign him back to it.
He gave them so many days’ determined time, he gave them authority over everything on earth.
He clothed them with strength like his own, and made them in his own image.
He filled all living things with dread of man, making him master over beasts and birds.
He shaped for them a mouth and tongue, eyes and ears, and gave them a heart to think with.
He filled them with knowledge and understanding, and revealed to them good and evil.
He put his own light in their hearts to show them the magnificence of his works.
They will praise his holy name, as they tell of his magnificent works.
He set knowledge before them, he endowed them with the law of life.
Their eyes saw his glorious majesty, and their ears heard the glory of his voice.
He said to them, ‘Beware of all wrong-doing’; he gave each a commandment concerning his neighbour.
Their ways are always under his eye, they cannot be hidden from his sight.

Gospel

Mark 10:13-16
It is to such as these little children that the kingdom of God belongs

People were bringing little children to Jesus, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ Then he put his arms round them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.

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