Archive for September 3, 2021

Had we not adapted and moved with the changes then everything we held fast in the Church would have been swept away by the Pandemic. Yes many have indeed been swept away by its currents  and it is left to us disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, to constantly reach out to them and bring them safely back to shore.

We never took our focus off our Lord and Saviour whom we know with every fibre of our very being, He truly is Lord of all creation; and that through Him alone we shall have new life with and in Him. We the Church are His Body and He is our Head, and the gates of Hades will never prevail over it!

And so we shall suffer for His namesake if we must and face challenges of the world head on. As we persevere to serve Him and one another for His Glory. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Amen

First reading

Colossians 1:15-20 ·

All things were created through Christ and for Christ

Christ Jesus is the image of the unseen God

and the first-born of all creation,

for in him were created

all things in heaven and on earth:

everything visible and everything invisible,

Thrones, Dominations, Sovereignties, Powers –

all things were created through him and for him.

Before anything was created, he existed,

and he holds all things in unity.

Now the Church is his body,

he is its head.

As he is the Beginning,

he was first to be born from the dead,

so that he should be first in every way;

because God wanted all perfection

to be found in him

and all things to be reconciled through him and for him,

everything in heaven and everything on earth,

when he made peace

by his death on the cross.


Luke 5:33-39

When the bridegroom is taken from them, then they will fast

The Pharisees and the scribes said to Jesus, ‘John’s disciples are always fasting and saying prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees too, but yours go on eating and drinking.’ Jesus replied, ‘Surely you cannot make the bridegroom’s attendants fast while the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come, the time for the bridegroom to be taken away from them; that will be the time when they will fast.’

    He also told them this parable, ‘No one tears a piece from a new cloak to put it on an old cloak; if he does, not only will he have torn the new one, but the piece taken from the new will not match the old.

    ‘And nobody puts new wine into old skins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and then run out, and the skins will be lost. No; new wine must be put into fresh skins. And nobody who has been drinking old wine wants new. “The old is good” he says.’