On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 20, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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“I am not worthy to hold Jesus in my hands!” My reply to the Parish Priest who told me I should join the Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion. Then the Lord spoke to me through him, “The fact that you know you are not worthy, makes you worthy.”  Now as I look back at this beginning 12 years ago and what I have managed to accomplish over the years for Him I am in awe. Who knew that this rugged introvert would be able to share the word of God and bring others closer to the Lord? That he would be able start three different communities in the Lord and off shoots which started their very own. What are some lessons learnt?

  • The Lord our God does not call us to be successful, only obedient to His call for us.
  • He qualifies us for any and all tasks according to His Will.
  • He already made us worthy through His life, death and resurrection.
  • The Holy Spirit is the light switch which dispels all darkness in an instant, pray and listen to Him always.
  • The Word of God is power, strength and life! Embrace the joy of the Gospel every day.

Jesus let my love for You bear fruit now and always. Amen

First reading

Jeremiah 1:1,4-10 ·

Go and say whatever I command you and do not fear

The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, of a priestly family living at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin.

    The word of the Lord was addressed to me, saying,

‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;

before you came to birth I consecrated you;

I have appointed you as prophet to the nations.’

I said, ‘Ah, Lord; look, I do not know how to speak: I am a child!’

But the Lord replied,

‘Do not say, “I am a child.”

Go now to those to whom I send you

and, say whatever I command you.

Do not be afraid of them,

for I am with you to protect you –

it is the Lord who speaks!’

Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me:

‘There! I am putting my words into your mouth.

Look, today I am setting you

over nations and over kingdoms,

to tear up and to knock down,

to destroy and to overthrow,

to build and to plant.’

Gospel

Matthew 13:1-9

A sower went out to sow

Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.

    He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!’

Comments
  1. Vincent says:

    Praise The Lord !!
    What a coincidence and truly God sent his message to you to rejoice and proclaim His teachings

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