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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 24, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Jesus above all else! This is a choice we have to make.

We know that all sin eventually leads to death for we have experienced this in our very own lives. The emptiness, the decay of the soul, the restlessness. Why then do we continue to choose sin? Sinful pleasures that never last yet brings with it lasting guilt till our light is extinguished then we become blind. When we choose sin over life in Christ we are essentially saying that we love the sin more than we love Him!

Jesus above all else! This is a choice we have to make.

Yes indeed putting Jesus first in our lives above everything and everyone does not mean we love our beloved ones any less, in fact we will love them more through Him. Therefore we should start falling more deeply in love with our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ through His word, prayer and doing His will for us. Our hearts will burn within us with an ever growing desire to know Him more and to be more for Him.

Jesus above all else! This is a choice we have to make.

Then we can truly love our families and the least of our brethren as we are called to. We see trials and tribulations as necessary for our sanctification. Carrying cross to follow Him leads us to the fullness of life with and in Him. We experience love, peace and joy in our hearts all at once.

Jesus above all else! This is a choice we have to make. Amen

First reading

Romans 6:19-23 ·
Now you are set free from sin, and slaves to God

If I may use human terms to help your natural weakness: as once you put your bodies at the service of vice and immorality, so now you must put them at the service of righteousness for your sanctification.
When you were slaves of sin, you felt no obligation to righteousness, and what did you get from this? Nothing but experiences that now make you blush, since that sort of behaviour ends in death. Now, however, you have been set free from sin, you have been made slaves of God, and you get a reward leading to your sanctification and ending in eternal life. For the wage paid by sin is death; the present given by God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel

Luke 12:49-53
How I wish it were blazing already!

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!
‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’