On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 10, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Give a humble man or woman a title, praise them for their many good deeds, offer thanks to them often enough and soon enough they will change. Soon their ears and eyes will be shut to those found unworthy of their time even though they appear to be looking and listening. “I have prayed and discerned and this is how it is going to be!”

What does a humble man or woman after the heart of God look like in His eyes?

A child of God our Heavenly Father so loved that he/she only desires to do His Will and if there is any affirmation to be got then it must come from Him alone. This child’s heart is filled with thanksgiving and praise for the Lord God and seeks only to glorify Him in all that is said and done. Who loves brethren in as much, if not more than him or her self and with the love of God.

If there is no thanksgiving and praise of God then there is no true faith!

Lord forgive me the many times I had forgotten to offer You thanks and praise. Not that You have any need of my thanks and praise but because I had taken Your love for me for granted. Keep me Your unworthy servant humble Lord, in my service of You and my brethren. Amen

St Leo pray for us…..

First reading

Wisdom 6:1-11

Kings, your power is a gift to you from the Lord

Listen, kings, and understand;

rulers of remotest lands, take warning;

hear this, you who have thousands under your rule,

who boast of your hordes of subjects.

For power is a gift to you from the Lord,

sovereignty is from the Most High;

he himself will probe your acts and scrutinise your intentions.

If, as administrators of his kingdom, you have not governed justly

nor observed the law,

nor behaved as God would have you behave,

he will fall on you swiftly and terribly.

Ruthless judgement is reserved for the high and mighty;

the lowly will be compassionately pardoned,

the mighty will be mightily punished.

For the Lord of All does not cower before a personage,

he does not stand in awe of greatness,

since he himself has made small and great

and provides for all alike;

but strict scrutiny awaits those in power.

Yes, despots, my words are for you,

that you may learn what wisdom is and not transgress;

for they who observe holy things holily will be adjudged holy,

and, accepting instruction from them, will find their defence in them.

Look forward, therefore, to my words;

yearn for them, and they will instruct you.

Gospel

Luke 17:11-19

No-one has come back to praise God, only this foreigner

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, ‘Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.’ When he saw them he said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. This made Jesus say, ‘Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.’ And he said to the man, ‘Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.’

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