On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 28, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Is the Lord our God with you? Are you walking in His presence?

Do people genuinely seek you out because they enjoy your company? Are they eager to hear you share your testimonies to the Lord in your life?

Is the Lord our God with you? Are you walking in His presence?

Do folks see you as a man (woman) of God? Are they drawn to follow you as they know you will lead them to Him?

Is the Lord our God with you? Are you walking in His presence?

Do people see you as someone who gentle, patient and merciful?

Is the Lord our God with you? Are you walking in His presence?

Are you an inspiration for others to grow in faith and Holiness? Do they turn to you for prayers or help when they have a need?

Is the Lord our God with you? Are you walking in His presence?

When they look upon, do they see the face of Christ?

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; 

Where there is hatred, let me sow love; 

Where there is injury, pardon; 

Where there is doubt, faith; 

Where there is despair, hope; 

Where there is darkness, light; 

And where there is sadness, joy. 

O Divine Master,

Grant that I may not so much seek

To be consoled as to console; 

To be understood, as to understand; 

To be loved, as to love; 

For it is in giving that we receive, 

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 

And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. 

Amen.

First reading

Zechariah 8:20-23

Many peoples and great nations will come to seek the Lord of Hosts

The Lord of Hosts says this:

    ‘There will be other peoples yet, and citizens of great cities. And the inhabitants of one city will go to the next and say, “Come, let us go and entreat the favour of the Lord, and seek the Lord of Hosts; I am going myself.” And many peoples and great nations will come to seek the Lord of Hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favour of the Lord.’

    The Lord of Hosts says this:

    ‘In those days, ten men of nations of every language will take a Jew by the sleeve and say, “We want to go with you, since we have learnt that God is with you.”’

Gospel

Luke 9:51-56

Jesus sets out for Jerusalem

As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village.

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