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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 29, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

When you are so used to unspiritual things it is easy to turn to them for quick fixes and instant gratification. And just as you are used to them providing a false sense of relief you are also used to them not lasting, leaving you empty and most often spiritually dead.

Come now many of you have been called to greater holiness, some having attended a retreat, some have begun a new journey discovering anew the great love of God for you, while others have just responded with a simple Yes Lord here I am. It is time to remain steadfast in your faith and love of the Lord our God. Put aside all that is unspiritual and allow the Holy Spirit that has already begun His work in you to lead you to greater heights and depth of God our Father’s love. Patience is the key to the growth that has begun in you. For you have been chosen to bear much fruit by leading many from far and wide into the Kingdom of God.

No doubt there will be far greater challenges ahead, but we take great comfort in knowing that by His great love for us, God our Father has given His Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who will see us through it all. Amen

First reading

Romans 8:18-25 ·
The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons

I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free. For we must be content to hope that we shall be saved – our salvation is not in sight, we should not have to be hoping for it if it were – but, as I say, we must hope to be saved since we are not saved yet – it is something we must wait for with patience.

Gospel

Luke 13:18-21
The kingdom of God is like the yeast that leavened three measures of flour

Jesus said, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.’
Another thing he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? It is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’