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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 28, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Yesterday we heard in Sunday’s Gospel how the Lord our God favours the humble of heart. And the humble of heart goes home right with God. Humility which is derived from the root word humus which means soil or ground. So then how grounded are we in Christ? In knowing that we are all God our Father’s children and are one Body in Christ. Why then should we compare ourselves with one another? Does God our Father love one of us more than the other? From dust we came from dust we shall return, be it as it may we were all created in the likeness and image of God and it is His Will that we all be with Him eternally. We were born saints and through Christ we will return Home as Saints!

Born saints can we then say we are not good enough or know enough to lead others to the knowledge of and into a deep meaningful relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whom we love? If we are truly grounded in Christ, we know that He has called the ordinary to become extraordinary through Him. We are sent by His grace, power and authority to make disciples of all nations. Baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that He had commanded us; and He had said to us, “I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew 28:18–20) Amen.

Saints Simon and Jude pray for us….

First reading

Ephesians 2:19-22 ·
In Christ you are no longer aliens, but citizens like us

You are no longer aliens or foreign visitors: you are citizens like all the saints, and part of God’s household. You are part of a building that has the apostles and prophets for its foundations, and Christ Jesus himself for its main cornerstone. As every structure is aligned on him, all grow into one holy temple in the Lord; and you too, in him, are being built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit.

Gospel

Luke 6:12-16
Jesus chooses his twelve apostles

Jesus went out into the hills to pray; and he spent the whole night in prayer to God. When day came he summoned his disciples and picked out twelve of them; he called them ‘apostles’: Simon whom he called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot who became a traitor.