On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 1, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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It is indeed quite rare to find a friend who is also a spiritual buddy of sorts. Who will pray for you, with you and in moments of great trial and difficulty will help discern the Lord’s will for you. This friend will speak the truth regardless, even if it means to say “I don’t know the answer.” They are God sent indeed and to be treasured. Until such time one of such likeness is sent to us, we already have been Blessed to have the greatest one we will ever need. The One that Job speaks about so vividly and passionately about in the latter part of today’s first reading, that it makes us wonder how could he have known lest it was revealed to him; our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ!

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. Jn 14:27-31 In reflection of today’s Gospel, I am reminded that the peace of Christ I have received deep in my heart is the same peace I must offer to everyone I meet. For if say I am One with Him as He is One with me, then the peace I give is the peace of Christ I have received freely.

Peace be with you my dear sisters and brothers in Christ. Amen

First reading
Job 19:21-27 ·
My Avenger lives and will set me close to him when I awake

Job said:

Pity me, pity me, you, my friends, for the hand of God has struck me.
Why do you hound me down like God, will you never have enough of my flesh?

Ah, would that these words of mine were written down, inscribed on some monument with iron chisel and engraving tool, cut into the rock for ever.
This I know: that my Avenger lives, and he, the Last, will take his stand on earth.
After my awaking, he will set me close to him, and from my flesh I shall look on God.
He whom I shall see will take my part: these eyes will gaze on him and find him not aloof.

Gospel
Luke 10:1-12

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.” But whenever you enter a town and they do not make you welcome, go out into its streets and say, “We wipe off the very dust of your town that clings to our feet, and leave it with you. Yet be sure of this: the kingdom of God is very near.” I tell you, on that day it will not go as hard with Sodom as with that town.’

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