On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 11, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Today’s responsorial psalm not posted here, is key to fully grasping the Lord’s word for us in the reading and the Gospel. For the Lord indeed has made know His salvation! (The Lord has made known his salvation )

The Word was made flesh and dwelled amongst us and so God Himself came down to save us! The one and only sign we will ever need in this lifetime and in the life to come, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. For through Him alone we have hope of eternal life with God our Heavenly Father. And this overwhelmingly joyous message must be shared with all men, women and children around the world so that all who repent and believe in Jesus will share eternal life with Him. For again, all mankind are created in His likeness and image. Therefore we are all God our Heavenly Father’s children destined to be with Him for all eternity. Amen

First reading

Romans 1:1-7

Our apostolic mission is to preach the obedience of faith to all pagan nations

From Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus who has been called to be an apostle, and specially chosen to preach the Good News that God promised long ago through his prophets in the scriptures.

    This news is about the Son of God who, according to the human nature he took was a descendant of David: it is about Jesus Christ our Lord who, in the order of the spirit, the spirit of holiness that was in him, was proclaimed Son of God in all his power through his resurrection from the dead. Through him we received grace and our apostolic mission to preach the obedience of faith to all pagan nations in honour of his name. You are one of these nations, and by his call belong to Jesus Christ. To you all, then, who are God’s beloved in Rome, called to be saints, may God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send grace and peace.

Gospel

Luke 11:29-32

As Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be a sign

The crowds got even bigger, and Jesus addressed them:

    ‘This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. On Judgement day the Queen of the South will rise up with the men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here. On Judgement day the men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation and condemn it, because when Jonah preached they repented; and there is something greater than Jonah here.’

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