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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 1, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Our mission is to grow in holiness on our pilgrim journey to the new ‘Jerusalem’ and to beckon others to journey on with us. The cross which we carry for our mission is the key to the gateway.

The rejection we will surely face is an opportunity to extend the love and mercy of Lord Jesus Christ whom we serve. And in time when such hearts are touched and changed by our Lord, the victory won for Him is that much sweeter. Therefore wherever we go, mercy and love must follow.

Praise and glory be to You or Lord Jesus Christ! Amen

First reading

Zechariah 8:20-23 ·
Many peoples and great nations will come to seek the Lord of Hosts

The Lord of Hosts says this:
‘There will be other peoples yet, and citizens of great cities. And the inhabitants of one city will go to the next and say, “Come, let us go and entreat the favour of the Lord, and seek the Lord of Hosts; I am going myself.” And many peoples and great nations will come to seek the Lord of Hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favour of the Lord.’
The Lord of Hosts says this:
‘In those days, ten men of nations of every language will take a Jew by the sleeve and say, “We want to go with you, since we have learnt that God is with you.”’

Gospel

Luke 9:51-56
Jesus sets out for Jerusalem

As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village.