On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 1, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Many indeed are suffering in the world and suffering with this on-going pandemic has been elevated to a whole new level. While many of us are blessed to remain safe and healthy we cannot say it is the same for everyone that we know. Too many have died and are still dying whether it is from COVID or other known ‘killers’ like Cancer and so on. What about those so stricken by poverty that they are dying of hunger, thirst even common curable diseases, because they have means of seeking medical attention. What hope do they have?

God our Father never intended for His Children to suffer to begin with. But as a result of sin our we now live in a fallen world with all its challenges and misery. Even then He did not leave us to suffer and die, for He sent His only begotten Son to bring forth His salvation. So that whosoever comes to believe in His Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will have eternal life! For He our way, truth and life!

He will heal and restore this broken world and breathe forth new life. This is our God! Amen Alleluia

Go, tell it on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go, tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is Lord! (Go Tell it)

First reading

Isaiah 25:6-10 ·

The Lord will prepare a banquet for every nation

On this mountain,

the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples

a banquet of rich food, a banquet of fine wines,

of food rich and juicy, of fine strained wines.

On this mountain he will remove

the mourning veil covering all peoples,

and the shroud enwrapping all nations,

he will destroy Death for ever.

The Lord will wipe away

the tears from every cheek;

he will take away his people’s shame

everywhere on earth,

for the Lord has said so.

That day, it will be said: See, this is our God

in whom we hoped for salvation;

the Lord is the one in whom we hoped.

We exult and we rejoice

that he has saved us;

for the hand of the Lord

rests on this mountain.

Gospel

Matthew 15:29-37

The crowds praised the God of Israel

Jesus reached the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and he went up into the hills. He sat there, and large crowds came to him bringing the lame, the crippled, the blind, the dumb and many others; these they put down at his feet, and he cured them. The crowds were astonished to see the dumb speaking, the cripples whole again, the lame walking and the blind with their sight, and they praised the God of Israel.

    But Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I feel sorry for all these people; they have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them off hungry, they might collapse on the way.’ The disciples said to him, ‘Where could we get enough bread in this deserted place to feed such a crowd?’ Jesus said to them, ‘How many loaves have you?’ ‘Seven’ they said ‘and a few small fish.’ Then he instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves and the fish, and he gave thanks and broke them and handed them to the disciples, who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected what was left of the scraps, seven baskets full.

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