On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 26, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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If we do not groan at least a little each day then we are not struggling hard enough to live according to the Will of God. We are not sacrificing enough to bring the joy of our Lord in the lives of others. For true disciples of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ know that by carrying our cross each day and following after Him, we will bring forth the fruits of our labour. We bring glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit through our three measures of flour leavened all through.

The abandoned, poor, lost, lonely, Christian and non Christian alike can find and take shelter in our branches of love for we remain always connected to the Vine; As we bring His light, love and joy to all who are gathered.

Be with us Lord Jesus, as we strive each day to live our lives in the Spirit. Amen

First reading

Romans 8:18-25 ·

The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons

I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free. For we must be content to hope that we shall be saved – our salvation is not in sight, we should not have to be hoping for it if it were – but, as I say, we must hope to be saved since we are not saved yet – it is something we must wait for with patience.

Gospel

Luke 13:18-21

The kingdom of God is like the yeast that leavened three measures of flour

Jesus said, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.’

    Another thing he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? It is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’

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