On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 10, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Here is a secret for you revealed to those who love the Lord with all their hearts, mind, strength and soul and has given their all for the Lord and their brethren. They possess the power and light of our Lord’s resurrection within them and the more of the gifts and graces they give away to all those in need, the more they receive all for the Glory of God our Heavenly Father.

They are living examples of what the Lord’s means when He says, “Unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.

Lord Jesus I desire to yield a rich harvest for You and so into Your hands I commend my Spirit. Amen

Saint Laurence Pray for us… 

First reading

2 Corinthians 9:6-10 ·

God loves a cheerful giver

Do not forget: thin sowing means thin reaping; the more you sow, the more you reap. Each one should give what he has decided in his own mind, not grudgingly or because he is made to, for God loves a cheerful giver. And there is no limit to the blessings which God can send you – he will make sure that you will always have all you need for yourselves in every possible circumstance, and still have something to spare for all sorts of good works. As scripture says: He was free in almsgiving, and gave to the poor: his good deeds will never be forgotten.

    The one who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide you with all the seed you want and make the harvest of your good deeds a larger one.

Gospel

John 12:24-26

If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘I tell you, most solemnly,

unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies,

it remains only a single grain;

but if it dies,

it yields a rich harvest.

Anyone who loves his life loses it;

anyone who hates his life in this world

will keep it for the eternal life.

If a man serves me, he must follow me,

wherever I am, my servant will be there too.

If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.’

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