On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 30, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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You would expect that being invited to a Christian home, that would be grace before and after meals. Then during the meal or at some point of having drinks later there will surely be talk of Jesus, His Word and how He is wonderfully present in the lives of those gathered. This is often and Very often I might add not the case! Why? “Oh guests might be uncomfortable, don’t want others to think that we are ‘holier than thou’, this is a gathering to catch up with friends and family not for churchy stuff” How is this not the same as leaving Jesus outside of the door knocking? How can we be ready to greet Him when He comes? How are we ever going to share Him with others who do not yet know Him? Will we be shocked when we knock at our Lord’s door saying,  ‘Lord, lord, open the door for us!’ But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you. 

We need to take the love we profess for Him to the next level! We need to fall deeply in love with Him by not just wanting to but actually making time to be in His presence, listening to Him speak to us through His Word, increasing and deepening our prayer life. Because the simple truth is this, if we cannot openly speak about our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ then we do not truly love Him. If we do not truly love Him how will we ever share Him with others?

Jesus my Lord, I love You and I am here to follow You. Lead me Lord. Amen

St Andrew pray for us…

First reading
Romans 10:9-18 ·
Faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ

If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. By believing from the heart you are made righteous; by confessing with your lips you are saved. When scripture says: those who believe in him will have no cause for shame, it makes no distinction between Jew and Greek: all belong to the same Lord who is rich enough, however many ask his help, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
    But they will not ask his help unless they believe in him, and they will not believe in him unless they have heard of him, and they will not hear of him unless they get a preacher, and they will never have a preacher unless one is sent, but as scripture says: The footsteps of those who bring good news are a welcome sound. Not everyone, of course, listens to the Good News. As Isaiah says: Lord, how many believed what we proclaimed? So faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ. Let me put the question: is it possible that they did not hear? Indeed they did; in the words of the psalm, their voice has gone out through all the earth, and their message to the ends of the world.

Matthew 4:18-22
‘I will make you fishers of men’

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’ And they left their nets at once and followed him. Going on from there he saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they were in their boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. At once, leaving the boat and their father, they followed him.

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