Archive for September 27, 2019

Who is Jesus? Who is He for you personally? This is not a test of your knowledge but a question for your heart, a look into your interior disposition if you will. For anyone can proclaim Jesus as the Lord of Lord, King of Kings. The anointed one of God, the Word made flesh, light of the World and so on. If however, we do not dwell on our relationship with Him; by taking it to prayer and connecting deeply with our Vine then our faith is shallow as it is empty.

For Jesus is the new and everlasting temple. He had come to lay down His life for us and by conquering death through His resurrection; the glory of God was manifested. His glory longs to dwell in His new temple;our Hearts!

If we want to win the crown of the Resurrection then we too must be willing to go through the Passion, let us therefore take up our cross and follow Him. For the glory of God awaits us. Amen

St Vincent De Paul pray for us…

First reading

Haggai 1:15-2:9 ·
‘The new glory of this Temple is to surpass the old’

In the second year of King Darius, on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord was addressed through the prophet Haggai, as follows, ‘You are to speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, the high commissioner of Judah, to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people. Say this, “Who is there left among you that saw this Temple in its former glory? And how does it look to you now? Does it seem nothing to you? But take courage now, Zerubbabel – it is the Lord who speaks. Courage, High Priest Joshua son of Jehozadak! Courage, all you people of the country! – it is the Lord who speaks. To work! I am with you – it is the Lord of Hosts who speaks – and my spirit remains among you. Do not be afraid! For the Lord of Hosts says this: A little while now, and I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations and the treasures of all the nations shall flow in, and I will fill this Temple with glory, says the Lord of Hosts. Mine is the silver, mine the gold! – it is the Lord of Hosts who speaks. The new glory of this Temple is going to surpass the old, says the Lord of Hosts, and in this place I will give peace – it is the Lord of Hosts who speaks.”’


Luke 9:18-22
‘You are the Christ of God’

One day when Jesus was praying alone in the presence of his disciples he put this question to them, ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’ And they answered, ‘John the Baptist; others Elijah; and others say one of the ancient prophets come back to life.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ It was Peter who spoke up. ‘The Christ of God’ he said. But he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone anything about this.
‘The Son of Man’ he said ‘is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day.’