On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 29, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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God of all things visible and invisible! We have been blessed with guardian angels who work tirelessly to watch, guard and protect us. Yet many of us never neglect to acknowledge their presence let alone pray to them to guide us into the lengths, breadths, height and depths of the everlasting love of God our Heavenly Father.

We may pray to St Michael the Archangel for protection from evil but do we pray to him ‘who is like God’ to show us how to follow more closely the Will of God for us? Do we pray to St Gabriel who places the Lord our God above all else as Champion and have been sent on mission to reveal His heart to mere mortals, do we pray to him to help us hear more fully God’s messages for us? Do we pray to St Raphael to intercede for us, so that the healing power of God may be upon us and our loved ones? 

Today as we celebrate the feast day of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, let us pray that through their intercession, together with all the Angels and Saints we may all be one day reunited together in Heaven. Amen

St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael pray for us…

First reading

Daniel 7:9-10,13-14 ·

His robe was white as snow

As I watched:

Thrones were set in place

and one of great age took his seat.

His robe was white as snow,

the hair of his head as pure as wool.

His throne was a blaze of flames,

its wheels were a burning fire.

A stream of fire poured out,

issuing from his presence.

A thousand thousand waited on him,

ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.

A court was held

and the books were opened.

I gazed into the visions of the night.

And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven,

one like a son of man.

He came to the one of great age

and was led into his presence.

On him was conferred sovereignty,

glory and kingship,

and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants.

His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty

which shall never pass away,

nor will his empire ever be destroyed.

Gospel

John 1:47-51

You will see heaven laid open, and the Son of Man

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There is an Israelite who deserves the name, incapable of deceit.’ ‘How do you know me?’ said Nathanael. ‘Before Philip came to call you,’ said Jesus ‘I saw you under the fig tree.’ Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.’ And then he added ‘I tell you most solemnly, you will see heaven laid open and, above the Son of Man, the angels of God ascending and descending.’

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