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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 3, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Jesus is a loving God who saves! He will restore all that is lost so that we might live to the full in Him. All that is required of us is to have faith and trust in Him.

But what faith will He find in us?

If we say we have placed all our trust and faith in Him and have decided to carry our cross to follow Him. Will He find us grumbling, complaining or even speaking ill of another in any given situation? Will He find us withholding mercy and love for someone who has offended us? Will we remain bystanders in the face of injustices committed in front of us?

Lord Jesus Son of the most High God, have mercy on me! Open my eyes to see Your Glory in everything! And the courage to take up my cross to follow after You always. Amen

Saint Francis Xavier Pray for us….

First reading

Isaiah 29:17-24 ·

In a very short time, the deaf will hear and the eyes of the blind will see

The Lord says this:

In a short time, a very short time,

shall not Lebanon become fertile land

and fertile land turn into forest?

The deaf, that day,

will hear the words of a book

and, after shadow and darkness,

the eyes of the blind will see.

But the lowly will rejoice in the Lord even more

and the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel;

for tyrants shall be no more, and scoffers vanish,

and all be destroyed who are disposed to do evil:

those who gossip to incriminate others,

those who try at the gate to trip the arbitrator

and get the upright man’s case dismissed for groundless reasons.

Therefore the Lord speaks,

the God of the House of Jacob,

Abraham’s redeemer:

No longer shall Jacob be ashamed,

no more shall his face grow pale,

for he shall see what my hands have done in his midst,

he shall hold my name holy.

They will hallow the Holy One of Jacob,

stand in awe of the God of Israel.

Erring spirits will learn wisdom

and murmurers accept instruction.


Matthew 9:27-31

‘Take care that no-one learns about this’

As Jesus went on his way two blind men followed him shouting, ‘Take pity on us, Son of David.’ And when Jesus reached the house the blind men came up with him and he said to them, ‘Do you believe I can do this?’ They said, ‘Sir, we do.’ Then he touched their eyes saying, ‘Your faith deserves it, so let this be done for you.’ And their sight returned. Then Jesus sternly warned them, ‘Take care that no one learns about this.’ But when they had gone, they talked about him all over the countryside.