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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 6, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Every now and then we must look back at our lives not so much as to dwell in our past; but to remember how through the mercy and love of our Lord Jesus Christ, our lives have been transformed by His divine grace. With grateful hearts taking nothing for granted, we seek to glorify Him by our lives.

Yet many of us lead rather hectic and busy lives and often struggle to even take much needed breaks. Still we must never allow the busyness of our lives overwhelm us such that we lose sight and focus of whom we truly are. That is God our Father’s children so loved by Him. We must always spend time therefore to be in our Lord’s presence through prayer, listening to His Word and will for us. For it is through these little tête-à-têtes that He nourishes and fills us with His grace. He ministers to us with great tenderness and love.

Glory and praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ now and forever. Amen

St Bruno pray for us…

First reading
Galatians 1:13-24 ·
God called me through his grace and chose to reveal his Son in me

You must have heard of my career as a practising Jew, how merciless I was in persecuting the Church of God, how much damage I did to it, how I stood out among other Jews of my generation, and how enthusiastic I was for the traditions of my ancestors.
    Then God, who had specially chosen me while I was still in my mother’s womb, called me through his grace and chose to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach the Good News about him to the pagans. I did not stop to discuss this with any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were already apostles before me, but I went off to Arabia at once and later went straight back from there to Damascus. Even when after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him for fifteen days, I did not see any of the other apostles; I only saw James, the brother of the Lord, and I swear before God that what I have just written is the literal truth. After that I went to Syria and Cilicia, and was still not known by sight to the churches of Christ in Judaea, who had heard nothing except that their one-time persecutor was now preaching the faith he had previously tried to destroy; and they gave glory to God for me.

Luke 10:38-42
Martha works; Mary listens

Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking. Now Martha who was distracted with all the serving said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me.’ But the Lord answered: ‘Martha, Martha,’ he said ‘you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part; it is not to be taken from her.’