On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 2, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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By His life, death and resurrection, Jesus has made us new creations in Him by our baptism. Are we then living our new lives fully in His love? Are we living it with such peace and joy in our hearts that His radiance shines through our faces. And all those who look upon us, want what we have and that is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ walking with us.

This can only come about if we are truly living in the light of His resurrection. Not looking back to past lives and holding on to past sins! For He had freed us and restored us, so that we can live holy lives in His name. We can bear our crosses joyfully as we follow after Him. We live our lives with integrity and in service of Him and brethren, as St Paul says in today’s first reading; People must think of us as Christ’s servants, stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God.

Into Your hands I commit my spirit Lord, this and every day. Amen

First reading

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 ·

The Lord alone is our judge

People must think of us as Christ’s servants, stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God. What is expected of stewards is that each one should be found worthy of his trust. Not that it makes the slightest difference to me whether you, or indeed any human tribunal, find me worthy or not. I will not even pass judgement on myself. True, my conscience does not reproach me at all, but that does not prove that I am acquitted: the Lord alone is my judge. There must be no passing of premature judgement. Leave that until the Lord comes; he will light up all that is hidden in the dark and reveal the secret intentions of men’s hearts. Then will be the time for each one to have whatever praise he deserves, from God.

Gospel

Luke 5:33-39

When the bridegroom is taken from them, then they will fast

The Pharisees and the scribes said to Jesus, ‘John’s disciples are always fasting and saying prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees too, but yours go on eating and drinking.’ Jesus replied, ‘Surely you cannot make the bridegroom’s attendants fast while the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come, the time for the bridegroom to be taken away from them; that will be the time when they will fast.’

    He also told them this parable, ‘No one tears a piece from a new cloak to put it on an old cloak; if he does, not only will he have torn the new one, but the piece taken from the new will not match the old.

    ‘And nobody puts new wine into old skins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and then run out, and the skins will be lost. No; new wine must be put into fresh skins. And nobody who has been drinking old wine wants new. “The old is good” he says.’

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