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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 19, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

There is no time like the present to do good, without hesitation and with the joy of our Lord. For God is good all the time! Jesus Himself never waited to do good, He never withholds His mercy and love! Was there a Sabbath that prevented Him from doing the works of His Father? No! For He is the Lord of the Sabbath!

We disciples of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ are sent to be His light into the world! When is a good time to share His light with everyone? When is a good time to teach them so that they fully understand just how much the Lord our God loves them when they ask? How clearly do you hear the Lord’s call and will for you?

Bless me Lord, give me a fresh anointing this day so that I stand upon the lampstand of Your love, and Your light in the world. Amen

First reading

Proverbs 3:27-34

The Lord blesses the home of the virtuous

My son, do not refuse a kindness to anyone who begs it,

    if it is in your power to perform it.

Do not say to your neighbour, ‘Go away! Come another time!

    I will give it you tomorrow’, if you can do it now.

Do not plot harm against your neighbour

    as he lives unsuspecting next door.

Do not pick a groundless quarrel with a man

    who has done you no harm.

Do not emulate the man of violence,

    never model your conduct on his;

for the wilful wrong-doer is abhorrent to the Lord,

    who confides only in honest men.

The Lord’s curse lies on the house of the wicked,

    but he blesses the home of the virtuous.

He mocks those who mock,

    but accords his favour to the humble.


Luke 8:16-18

Anyone who has will be given more

Jesus said to the crowds:

    ‘No one lights a lamp to cover it with a bowl or to put it under a bed. No, he puts it on a lamp-stand so that people may see the light when they come in. For nothing is hidden but it will be made clear, nothing secret but it will be known and brought to light. So take care how you hear; for anyone who has will be given more; from anyone who has not, even what he thinks he has will be taken away.’