On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 13, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Jesus truly saves and gives life! In today’s Gospel we see just how compassionate and loving our Lord is that He would breathe life back into a young man so that he could care for his aged mother who would have been left alone in the world unlikely to survive in those days. So, in essence two lives were saved not one!

Are we likewise as compassionate and loving as we are called to be after our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? Do we exercise the gifts of the Holy Spirit to build up God’s Kingdom and to serve our brethren? St Paul in today’s first reading is not saying that we are limited in our gifts given to us individually! For those of us living in the life in the Spirit know well that the deeper our relationship with the Lord our God; the more gifts we will have to minister to our brethren for the building up of His Kingdom. Amen

Saint John Chrysostom pray of us…

First reading

1 Corinthians 12:12-14,27-31 ·

You together are Christ’s body: each of you a different part

Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink.

    Nor is the body to be identified with any one of its many parts. Now you together are Christ’s body; but each of you is a different part of it. In the Church, God has given the first place to apostles, the second to prophets, the third to teachers; after them, miracles, and after them the gift of healing; helpers, good leaders, those with many languages. Are all of them apostles, or all of them prophets, or all of them teachers? Do they all have the gift of miracles, or all have the gift of healing? Do all speak strange languages, and all interpret them? Be ambitious for the higher gifts.

Gospel

Luke 7:11-17

The only son of his mother, and she a widow

Jesus went to a town called Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a great number of people. When he was near the gate of the town it happened that a dead man was being carried out for burial, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a considerable number of the townspeople were with her. When the Lord saw her he felt sorry for her. ‘Do not cry’ he said. Then he went up and put his hand on the bier and the bearers stood still, and he said, ‘Young man, I tell you to get up.’ And the dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Everyone was filled with awe and praised God saying, ‘A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people.’ And this opinion of him spread throughout Judaea and all over the countryside.

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