Archive for October 4, 2019


Hear the cries of our Lord Jesus Christ calling out to you, to return to His fold. It does not matter what you have done or failed to do. He loves you dearly and wills that you live in the fullness of His love. Do not let obstinacy lead you to your doom for you do not know the time and day you will be called to judgement.

You have wandered too far away from Him if you cannot hear His voice, one that speaks to your heart daily. Now He has come in search of you and is calling out to you to come home to Him. He knows the heavy burdens you carry with you. Give Him the truth of your heart even though He already knows it all. For it is your response in lifting your heart to Him that His healing grace is outpoured. Fully reconciled you will be truly free to love as He loves, living as one with and in Him!

You O Lord are generously merciful, let me never take Your mercy and love for granted. Amen

St Francis of Assisi pray for us….

First reading

Baruch 1:15-22 ·
We have been disobedient to the Lord our God

Integrity belongs to the Lord our God; to us the look of shame we wear today, to us, the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem, to our kings and princes, our priests, our prophets, as to our ancestors, because we have sinned in the sight of the Lord, have disobeyed him, and have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God telling us to follow the commandments which the Lord had ordained for us. From the day when the Lord brought our ancestors out of the land of Egypt until today we have been disobedient to the Lord our God, we have been disloyal, refusing to listen to his voice. And so the disasters, and the curse which the Lord pronounced through his servant Moses the day he brought our fathers out of Egypt to give us a land where milk and honey flow, have seized on us, disasters we experience today. Despite all the words of those prophets whom he sent us, we have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God, but, each following the dictates of his evil heart, we have taken to serving alien gods, and doing what is displeasing to the Lord our God.

Gospel

Luke 10:13-16
Anyone who rejects me rejects the one who sent me

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. And still, it will not go as hard with Tyre and Sidon at the Judgement as with you. And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell.
‘Anyone who listens to you listens to me; anyone who rejects you rejects me, and those who reject me reject the one who sent me.’