On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 14, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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We are one Body In Christ, therefore we are all responsible for how well and how far the message of His love is spread across all nations. We must all contribute to the share of the work for the truth which is found in our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

Some of us are called to mission for Him, others to offer support of that mission through various forms of love offerings. This includes our perseverance in prayer, for united as one in our endeavour we are united with Him. It is with this faith that draws our Lord to us in a loving embrace. He is our shepherd we shall not want!

Never forget that you are child, so loved by  God Your Heavenly Father. So loved that He gave us His only Begotten Son. That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Amen Alleluia!

First reading
3 John 5-8 ·
It is our duty to welcome missionaries and contribute our share to their work

My friend, you have done faithful work in looking after these brothers, even though they were complete strangers to you. They are a proof to the whole Church of your charity and it would be a very good thing if you could help them on their journey in a way that God would approve. It was entirely for the sake of the name that they set out, without depending on the pagans for anything; it is our duty to welcome men of this sort and contribute our share to their work for the truth.


Gospel
Luke 18:1-8
The parable of the unjust judge

Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart. ‘There was a judge in a certain town’ he said ‘who had neither fear of God nor respect for man. In the same town there was a widow who kept on coming to him and saying, “I want justice from you against my enemy!” For a long time he refused, but at last he said to himself, “Maybe I have neither fear of God nor respect for man, but since she keeps pestering me I must give this widow her just rights, or she will persist in coming and worry me to death.”’
    And the Lord said ‘You notice what the unjust judge has to say? Now will not God see justice done to his chosen who cry to him day and night even when he delays to help them? I promise you, he will see justice done to them, and done speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?’

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