On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 8, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Let me seek You in simplicity of heart and find myself in Your loving presence Lord.

The world seeks to confound me with its thinking and its ways. Let no doubts hold me back from Your loving embrace.

Let me seek You in simplicity of heart and find myself in Your loving presence Lord.

I want to be holy Lord as You are Holy. Let me be quick…

to close my eyes to temptation,

to close my ears to wicked whispers,

to close my mouth so as to speak no evil,

to close off my mind to sinful thoughts and inclinations.

Sanctify me sweet Jesus!

Let me seek You in simplicity of heart and find myself in Your loving presence Lord.

Your Peace Lord has to two arms, one is Love and the other mercy. Let me be quick to love and quick to forgive. Free me from any and all unforgiveness of heart so that I may live free in Your Peace and love.

Let me seek You in simplicity of heart and find myself in Your loving presence Lord.

Jesus I trust in You!

Let me seek You in simplicity of heart and find myself in Your loving presence Lord. Amen

First reading

Wisdom 1:1-7 ·

Love virtue, you who are judges on earth,

let honesty prompt your thinking about the Lord,

seek him in simplicity of heart;

since he is to be found by those who do not put him to the test,

he shows himself to those who do not distrust him.

But selfish intentions divorce from God;

and Omnipotence, put to the test, confounds the foolish.

No, Wisdom will never make its way into a crafty soul

nor stay in a body that is in debt to sin;

the holy spirit of instruction shuns deceit,

it stands aloof from reckless purposes,

is taken aback when iniquity appears.

Wisdom is a spirit, a friend to man,

though she will not pardon the words of a blasphemer,

since God sees into the innermost parts of him,

truly observes his heart,

and listens to his tongue.

The spirit of the Lord, indeed, fills the whole world,

and that which holds all things together knows every word that is said.

Gospel

Luke 17:1-6

If your brother does wrong, reprove him

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Obstacles are sure to come, but alas for the one who provides them! It would be better for him to be thrown into the Sea with a millstone put round his neck than that he should lead astray a single one of these little ones. Watch yourselves!

    If your brother does something wrong, reprove him and, if he is sorry, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times a day and seven times comes back to you and says, “I am sorry,” you must forgive him.’

    The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ The Lord replied, ‘Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you.’

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