On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 20, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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We must desire change within us, to be purged of all impurities; so as to walk in the presence of our Lord in Holiness and in love.   It is only through active attentive listening to His Word and Will for us then we can be transfigured through His mercy and grace. Such transformation is akin to firing clay in a kiln. It undergoes several physical changes before coming out strong and durable.
By His great love for us we are able to receive the Word made flesh in Holy Communion and we become One with Him.

We are then ready to go out to prophesy and share His mercy and love with others. So that they too can be transformed to live in His peace and love. Amen

First reading
Apocalypse 10:8-11 ·
I was told to swallow the scroll, and to prophesy

I, John, heard the voice I had heard from heaven speaking to me again. ‘Go,’ it said ‘and take that open scroll out of the hand of the angel standing on sea and land.’ I went to the angel and asked him to give me the small scroll, and he said, ‘Take it and eat it; it will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.’ So I took it out of the angel’s hand, and swallowed it; it was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, ‘You are to prophesy again, this time about many different nations and countries and languages and emperors.’

Luke 19:45-48
You have turned God’s house into a robbers’ den

Jesus went into the Temple and began driving out those who were selling. ‘According to scripture,’ he said ‘my house will be a house of prayer. But you have turned it into a robbers’ den.’
    He taught in the Temple every day. The chief priests and the scribes, with the support of the leading citizens, tried to do away with him, but they did not see how they could carry this out because the people as a whole hung on his words.

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