On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 27, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Are we blind to the Glory of God in all creation? Does the Sun still not rise? Has the blue sky and clouds lost its lustre? Have birds stop chirping and the waters run dry? Have all flowers withered and died? Are we not happy to see our loved ones when we awake?

Have we allowed the world to blind us to His Glory? Has the pandemic cast its darkness on our lives such that all we see is gloom and doom? Are we hiding in our sins by seeking reprieve in submitting to our dark desires?

Let us never lose hope for we have a faithful, mighty and ever loving God who will never abandon us as orphans! Our faith in our Risen Lord will save us! And so let us cry out in loving adoration “Glory to God our Heavenly Father!” “Glory to His Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!” Glory to the Holy Spirit!” As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen

First reading

Ecclesiasticus 42:15-26 ·

The work of the Lord is full of his glory

I will remind you of the works of the Lord,

    and tell of what I have seen.

By the words of the Lord his works come into being

    and all creation obeys his will.

As the sun in shining looks on all things,

    so the work of the Lord is full of his glory.

The Lord has not granted to the holy ones

    to tell of all his marvels

which the Almighty Lord has solidly constructed

    for the universe to stand firm in his glory.

He has fathomed the deep and the heart,

    and seen into their devious ways;

for the Most High knows all the knowledge there is,

    and has observed the signs of the times.

He declares what is past and what will be,

    and uncovers the traces of hidden things.

Not a thought escapes him,

    not a single word is hidden from him.

He has imposed an order on the magnificent works of his wisdom,

    he is from everlasting to everlasting,

nothing can be added to him, nothing taken away,

    he needs no one’s advice.

How desirable are all his works,

    how dazzling to the eye!

They all live and last for ever,

    whatever the circumstances all obey him.

All things go in pairs, by opposites,

    and he has made nothing defective;

the one consolidates the excellence of the other,

    who could ever be sated with gazing at his glory?


Mark 10:46-52

Go; your faith has saved you

As Jesus left Jericho with his disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (that is, the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting at the side of the road. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and to say, ‘Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.’ And many of them scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he only shouted all the louder, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’ Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him here.’ So they called the blind man. ‘Courage,’ they said ‘get up; he is calling you.’ So throwing off his cloak, he jumped up and went to Jesus. Then Jesus spoke, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Rabbuni,’ the blind man said to him ‘Master, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has saved you.’ And immediately his sight returned and he followed him along the road.

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