On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 9, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matt 6:33 Everything we need to survive but more importantly God our Father’s Kingdom on earth will be opened to us as well and we will indeed see sights and wonders! For what purpose to our end? To be sent into world and lead all those who will listen back to His loving embrace. His Kingdom come His will be done.

We must be of one mind just as we worship the One and Only triune God. One Body, One mind, One Spirit. And so each day we awake in prayer to hear His Word for us so that we might fortify ourselves against the wiles of the devil who seeks to scatter our minds and hearts! Yes even the mention of devil may irk us and cause us to shut our ears as many do not want to believe that he exists. Jesus Himself reminds us today, ‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell.’

But the thing is what is there for us to be afraid? For so long as our heart seeks the Lord our God, and desires to be with Him in His Kingdom; He is already with us. For our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ had already come to save us from all sin. And so if we fall and are truly repentant then when we turn to Him, He will restore and free us! He will give us the grace to resist sin and temptation so that we can go out into world and help our fellow sisters and brother back unto the righteous path.

Here I am Lord, send me. Amen

First reading

Isaiah 6:1-8 ·

Isaiah’s lips cleansed with a burning coal

In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord of Hosts seated on a high throne; his train filled the sanctuary; above him stood seraphs, each one with six wings: two to cover its face, two to cover its feet, and two for flying.

    And they cried out to one another in this way,

‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts.

His glory fills the whole earth.’

The foundations of the threshold shook with the voice of the one who cried out, and the Temple was filled with smoke. I said:

‘What a wretched state I am in! I am lost,

for I am a man of unclean lips

and I live among a people of unclean lips,

and my eyes have looked at the King, the Lord of Hosts.’

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding in his hand a live coal which he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. With this he touched my mouth and said:

‘See now, this has touched your lips,

your sin is taken away,

your iniquity is purged.’

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:

‘Whom shall I send? Who will be our messenger?’

I answered, ‘Here I am, send me.’


Matthew 10:24-33

Everything now hidden will be made clear

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘The disciple is not superior to his teacher, nor the slave to his master. It is enough for the disciple that he should grow to be like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, what will they not say of his household?

    ‘Do not be afraid of them therefore. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.

    ‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.

    ‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’

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