On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 5, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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How is it that we often pray to discern the Lord’s Will for us, for the gifts of wisdom and knowledge; yet after He has made know His Will for us through His Word, even in signs and wonders, we falter and allow the ways of the world to lead us astray?

I like you struggle every day to remain faithful! It is not enough to simply reflect on His word in the morning and think it is enough to get us through the day. For the challenges and temptations that come throughout the day is relentless. That is why it is of utmost important to come into the Lord’s presence throughout the day, even if it is just few minutes to pray and simply allow Him to fill us with His grace. And as often as we can throughout the week, we should receive Him in Holy Eucharist. If we have gravely sinned then we should fly to meet Him in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Only the can we say to Him, Your Will be done Lord now and always. Amen

Saint Agatha Pray for us…..

First reading

1 Kings 3:4-13

Solomon chooses the gift of wisdom

King Solomon went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, since that was the greatest of the high places – Solomon offered a thousand holocausts on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared in a dream to Solomon during the night. God said, ‘Ask what you would like me to give you.’ Solomon replied, ‘You showed great kindness to your servant David, my father, when he lived his life before you in faithfulness and justice and integrity of heart; you have continued this great kindness to him by allowing a son of his to sit on his throne today. Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in succession to David my father. But I am a very young man, unskilled in leadership. Your servant finds himself in the midst of this people of yours that you have chosen, a people so many its number cannot be counted or reckoned. Give your servant a heart to understand how to discern between good and evil, for who could govern this people of yours that is so great?’ It pleased the Lord that Solomon should have asked for this. ‘Since you have asked for this’ the Lord said ‘and not asked for long life for yourself or riches or the lives of your enemies, but have asked for a discerning judgement for yourself, here and now I do what you ask. I give you a heart wise and shrewd as none before you has had and none will have after you. What you have not asked I shall give you too: such riches and glory as no other king ever had.’

Gospel

Mark 6:30-34

They were like sheep without a shepherd

The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, ‘You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; for there were so many coming and going that the apostles had no time even to eat. So they went off in a boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But people saw them going, and many could guess where; and from every town they all hurried to the place on foot and reached it before them. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length.

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