On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 5, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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For all our wheeling, dealing and bargaining we have done in our lives, how much of it was for the glory of God our Heavenly Father? How many new souls have we brought to Jesus to live in His love, peace and joy in this year 2021 alone? How many have we touched by our love for them and led them back home to His One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church?

If only each and every one us spoke to at least one person about Jesus and then held their hand to lead them to Him, the world would be set ablaze by the fire of His love! But why are we timid or fearful to do so? How is it that we dare not even share this Gospel message of His love by clicking ‘Share’ to our Whatsapp groups, FB messenger, Instagram and so on? Are we afraid that it will be viewed as spam? As a chain letter/message? Or that we will be viewed as religious fanatics?

Well I for one am proud to be a fanatic for Christ Jesus my Lord! And why not? For He possessed fanatical love for me such that He suffered on the cross and died to save me from my sins. And through His Resurrection I have hope of eternal life with Him.

Thank You Jesus, praise You Jesus, alleluia, alleluia, Amen.

First reading

Romans 15:14-21 ·

My duty is to bring the Good News from God to the pagans

My brothers, I am quite certain that you are full of good intentions, perfectly well instructed and able to advise each other. The reason why I have written to you, and put some things rather strongly, is to refresh your memories, since God has given me this special position. He has appointed me as a priest of Jesus Christ, and I am to carry out my priestly duty by bringing the Good News from God to the pagans, and so make them acceptable as an offering, made holy by the Holy Spirit.

    I think I have some reason to be proud of what I, in union with Christ Jesus, have been able to do for God. What I am presuming to speak of, of course, is only what Christ himself has done to win the allegiance of the pagans, using what I have said and done by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thus all the way along, from Jerusalem to Illyricum, I have preached Christ’s Good News to the utmost of my capacity. I have always, however, made it an unbroken rule never to preach where Christ’s name has already been heard. The reason for that was that I had no wish to build on other men’s foundations; on the contrary, my chief concern has been to fulfil the text: Those who have never been told about him will see him, and those who have never heard about him will understand.


Luke 16:1-8

The master praised the dishonest servant

Jesus said to his disciples:

    ‘There was a rich man and he had a steward denounced to him for being wasteful with his property. He called for the man and said, “What is this I hear about you? Draw me up an account of your stewardship because you are not to be my steward any longer.” Then the steward said to himself, “Now that my master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do? Dig? I am not strong enough. Go begging? I should be too ashamed. Ah, I know what I will do to make sure that when I am dismissed from office there will be some to welcome me into their homes.”

    Then he called his master’s debtors one by one. To the first he said, “How much do you owe my master?” “One hundred measures of oil” was the reply. The steward said, “Here, take your bond; sit down straight away and write fifty.” To another he said, “And you, sir, how much do you owe?” “One hundred measures of wheat” was the reply. The steward said, “Here, take your bond and write eighty.”

    ‘The master praised the dishonest steward for his astuteness. For the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light.’

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