On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 6, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Of my heart I give my all to You, O Lord.I have been childish, unfaithful, seeking honour, affirmation and self pleasures. Have mercy and set Your servant free.Of my heart I offer my all to You O Lord.Instead of being bold in standing up for the truth, I have chosen to be silent in the face of injuctices. Thinking that it is someone else’s fight not mine! Instead of correcting errors I have chosen to keep the peace, to live and let live. I was blind to the fact that souls were at stake. Awake in me Lord a zeal in any and every situation to do Your Will always.Of my heart I offer my all to You O Lord.I have been impatient with those who refuse to grow in their faith and relationship with You. With those who are slow to learn Your ways and those who have set their hearts on the ways of the world. Lord teach me Your patience for if You were not patient with me, my soul would be lost for all eternity.Of my heart I offer my all to You O Lord.
Of my heart I offer my all to You O Lord.
Of my heart I offer my all to You O Lord. Amen

First reading

2 Timothy 4:1-8 ·
I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; it is time for me to be goneBefore God and before Christ Jesus who is to be judge of the living and the dead, I put this duty to you, in the name of his Appearing and of his kingdom: proclaim the message and, welcome or unwelcome, insist on it. Refute falsehood, correct error, call to obedience – but do all with patience and with the intention of teaching. The time is sure to come when, far from being content with sound teaching, people will be avid for the latest novelty and collect themselves a whole series of teachers according to their own tastes; and then, instead of listening to the truth, they will turn to myths. Be careful always to choose the right course; be brave under trials; make the preaching of the Good News your life’s work, in thoroughgoing service.
As for me, my life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to be gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his Appearing.

Gospel

Mark 12:38-44
This poor widow has put in more than allIn his teaching Jesus said, ‘Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes, to be greeted obsequiously in the market squares, to take the front seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at banquets; these are the men who swallow the property of widows, while making a show of lengthy prayers. The more severe will be the sentence they receive.’
He sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the treasury, and many of the rich put in a great deal. A poor widow came and put in two small coins, the equivalent of a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘I tell you solemnly, this poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury; for they have all put in money they had over, but she from the little she had has put in everything she possessed, all she had to live on.’

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