On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 12, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Our greatest obstacle preventing us from entering into a deep personal relationship with the Lord our God…..Ourselves! We are our greatest obstacle! When we refuse to surrender our intellect, our wills our base desires. When we do not trust enough to fall into His loving embrace. Our doubts lead to fear, fear of the unknown and more. Fear prevents us from taking up our cross to follow Jesus.

The night before during a Prophetic Intercessory workshop, I saw Jesus seating at a well waiting for us to come to Him. Many however were fearful about moving forward towards Him. The accompanying message that came to me was “Do not let your doubts prevent you from coming to me and drinking from the well spring of living water.”

Let turn away from sinful indulgences, habitual sin and turn our eyes and heart to our Lord. Give Him full reign in our lives and we will be set free to live fully in His presence. Let us start this very day, as move closer to Advent to prepare the way for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading

Wisdom 13:1-9 ·

How have those who investigated the world been so slow to find its Master?

Naturally stupid are all men who have not known God

and who, from the good things that are seen, have not been able to discover Him-who-is, or, by studying the works, have failed to recognise the Artificer.

Fire however, or wind, or the swift air, the sphere of the stars, impetuous water, heaven’s lamps, are what they have held to be the gods who govern the world.

If, charmed by their beauty, they have taken things for gods,

let them know how much the Lord of these excels them,

since the very Author of beauty has created them.

And if they have been impressed by their power and energy,

let them deduce from these how much mightier is he that has formed them,

since through the grandeur and beauty of the creatures

we may, by analogy, contemplate their Author.

Small blame, however, attaches to these men,

for perhaps they only go astray

in their search for God and their eagerness to find him;

living among his works, they strive to comprehend them

and fall victim to appearances, seeing so much beauty.

Even so, they are not to be excused:

if they are capable of acquiring enough knowledge

to be able to investigate the world,

how have they been so slow to find its Master?

Gospel

Luke 17:26-37

When the day comes for the Son of Man to be revealed

Jesus said to the disciples:

    ‘As it was in Noah’s day, so will it also be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating and drinking, marrying wives and husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It will be the same as it was in Lot’s day: people were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but the day Lot left Sodom, God rained fire and brimstone from heaven and it destroyed them all. It will be the same when the day comes for the Son of Man to be revealed.

    ‘When that day comes, anyone on the housetop, with his possessions in the house, must not come down to collect them, nor must anyone in the fields turn back either. Remember Lot’s wife. Anyone who tries to preserve his life will lose it; and anyone who loses it will keep it safe. I tell you, on that night two will be in one bed: one will be taken, the other left; two women will be grinding corn together: one will be taken, the other left.’ The disciples interrupted. ‘Where, Lord?’ they asked. He said, ‘Where the body is, there too will the vultures gather.’

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