On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 28, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

We need to learn to wait on the Lord, prayerfully and reverently. Too often we are eager to know what is in store for us or as many would put it, we want to be prepared. It is the Lord Himself who should decide what we should know and when. And so we should trust in Him and surrender all up to Him.

For example those who attend a retreat will reap more by knowing that the Lord will be present and so desire only to be in His presence. Instead of those who want to know the retreat program ahead and insisting on knowing each and every detail of what will be taking place. Why even go for a retreat then? Our motto should be ‘No surrender, no real Retreat’

Know this, that our Lord is coming to dwell in the middle of us. He will embrace, fortify and protect us from all evil. What have we to fear or prepare for? We are His flock, and He will always be our Shepherd. Amen

First reading

Zechariah 2:5-9,14-15 ·
‘I will be the glory of Jerusalem’

Raising my eyes, I saw a vision. It was this: there was a man with a measuring line in his hand. I asked him, ‘Where are you going?’ He said, ‘To measure Jerusalem, to find out her breadth and her length.’ And then, while the angel who was talking to me stood still, another angel came forward to meet him. He said to him, ‘Run, and tell that young man this, “Jerusalem is to remain unwalled, because of the great number of men and cattle there will be in her. But I – it is the Lord who speaks – I will be a wall of fire for her all round her, and I will be her glory in the midst of her.”’

Sing, rejoice, daughter of Zion; for I am coming to dwell in the middle of you – it is the Lord who speaks.

Many nations will join the Lord, on that day; they will become his people.

Gospel

Luke 9:43-45
They were afraid to ask him what he meant

At a time when everyone was full of admiration for all he did, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘For your part, you must have these words constantly in your mind: “The Son of Man is going to be handed over into the power of men.”’ But they did not understand him when he said this; it was hidden from them so that they should not see the meaning of it, and they were afraid to ask him about what he had just said.

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