On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 16, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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When we preach or share Christ with others it is the joy of the Resurrected Lord working in our very own lives! His light should shine bright within us into the world. And by our love put into action for Him and our brethren we are declaring that we have new life to the full in Him. Death where is your sting?!

Our previous lives in darkness is no more for Jesus came while we were still sinners and set us free by His life, death and resurrection! For had we remained where we were, we would still be searching for love in all the wrong places, searching for fleeting peace of mind, gaining short lived happiness through worldly possessions and desires. Slowly but surely withering away like flowers without hope.

Praise the Lord for His great mercy and love, now grace filled we are sent into the world to share His mercy and love with one and all! We are men and women after the heart of God, important members of our Lord’s Apostolate. We are beacons of our resurrected Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen Alleluia!

APOSTOLATE

The work of an apostle, not only of the first followers of Christ but of all the faithful who carry on the original mission entrusted by the Savior to the twelve to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). The apostolate belongs essentially to the order of grace. Its purpose is not temporal welfare, however noble, but to bring people to the knowledge and love of Christ and, through obedience to his teaching, help them attain life everlasting.

First reading

1 Corinthians 15:12-20 ·

If Christ has not been raised, your belief is useless

Now if Christ raised from the dead is what has been preached, how can some of you be saying that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, Christ himself cannot have been raised, and if Christ has not been raised then our preaching is useless and your believing it is useless; indeed, we are shown up as witnesses who have committed perjury before God, because we swore in evidence before God that he had raised Christ to life. For if the dead are not raised, Christ has not been raised, and if Christ has not been raised, you are still in your sins. And what is more serious, all who have died in Christ have perished. If our hope in Christ has been for this life only, we are the most unfortunate of all people.

    But Christ has in fact been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep.

Gospel

Luke 8:1-3

The women who accompanied Jesus

Jesus made his way through towns and villages preaching, and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. With him went the Twelve, as well as certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments: Mary surnamed the Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and several others who provided for them out of their own resources.

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