On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 14, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Jesus is the ‘sign’ for the whole world of God our Father’s love and mercy for us. He is the way, the truth and the life! What more can we ask for? When He makes Himself known and present in our lives when we turn our hearts fully to Him and follow His commandments. He walks alongside us as we carry our cross to follow Him. We know Him, we hear His voice and we follow.

“But a person who has doubts is like the waves thrown up in the sea when the wind drives. That sort of person, in two minds, wavering between going different ways, must not expect that the Lord will give him anything.” James 1:6-7

Thank you Jesus for the gift of Holy Mother Church “Sancta Mater Ecclesia” that nourishes us, keeps us grounded, protects, guides and shows us the way into our Heavenly Inheritance. Amen

 

A reading from

the Letter of Saint James1:1-11

From James, servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. Greetings to the twelve tribes of the Dispersion.

My brothers, you will always have your trials but, when they come, try to treat them as a happy privilege; you understand that your faith is only put to the test to make you patient, but patience too is to have its practical results so that you will become fully-developed, complete, with nothing missing.

If there is any one of you who needs wisdom, he must ask God, who gives to all freely and ungrudgingly; it will be given to him. But he must ask with faith, and no trace of doubt, because a person who has doubts is like the waves thrown up in the sea when the wind drives. That sort of person, in two minds, wavering between going different ways, must not expect that the Lord will give him anything.

It is right for the poor brother to be proud of his high rank, and the rich one to be thankful that he has been humbled, because riches last no longer than the flowers in the grass; the scorching sun comes up, and the grass withers, the flower falls; what looked so beautiful now disappears. It is the same with the rich man: his business goes on; he himself perishes.

The word of the Lord.

A reading from

the holy Gospel according to Mark 8:11-13

The Pharisees came up and started a discussion with Jesus; they demanded of him a sign from heaven, to test him. And with a sigh that came straight from the heart he said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? I tell you solemnly, no sign shall be given to this generation.” And leaving them again and re-embarking, he went away to the opposite shore.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd – Feast 

Readings at Mass

First reading

1 Kings 8:22-23,27-30 ·

Gospel

Matthew 16:13-19

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