On Today’s Gospel

Posted: January 7, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Jesus is our healer and redeemer! For this very reason the veil was lifted and we were able to see, touch and feel the Lord our God. To embrace Him and to be embraced. This wonderful revelation is made to each and everyone of us at Holy Baptism where we were inserted into the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Again we are fully united with Him in Holy Eucharist, one Body in Him as He is with one with us.

Can we then not bear witness to the water, blood and spirit that flows through us? Are we not epiphanies of Christ living in us when we bring hope, faith, peace and love to all who do not yet know Him?

Thank You Jesus for loving me, You are my saviour, my redeemer, me healer, my all in all. Let Your light shine through me for all. Amen

First reading

1 John 5:5-13

There are three witnesses: the Spirit and the water and the blood

Who can overcome the world?

Only the man who believes that Jesus is the Son of God:

Jesus Christ who came by water and blood,

not with water only,

but with water and blood;

with the Spirit as another witness –

since the Spirit is the truth –

so that there are three witnesses,

the Spirit, the water and the blood,

and all three of them agree.

We accept the testimony of human witnesses,

but God’s testimony is much greater,

and this is God’s testimony,

given as evidence for his Son.

Everybody who believes in the Son of God

has this testimony inside him;

and anyone who will not believe God

is making God out to be a liar,

because he has not trusted

the testimony God has given about his Son.

This is the testimony:

God has given us eternal life

and this life is in his Son;

anyone who has the Son has life,

anyone who does not have the Son does not have life.

I have written all this to you

so that you who believe in the name of the Son of God

may be sure that you have eternal life.

Gospel

Luke 5:12-16

‘If you want to, you can cure me’

Jesus was in one of the towns when a man appeared, covered with leprosy. Seeing Jesus he fell on his face and implored him. ‘Sir,’ he said ‘if you want to, you can cure me.’ Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘Of course I want to! Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at once. He ordered him to tell no one, ‘But go and show yourself to the priest and make the offering for your healing as Moses prescribed it, as evidence for them.’

    His reputation continued to grow, and large crowds would gather to hear him and to have their sickness cured, but he would always go off to some place where he could be alone and pray.

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