On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 22, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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All the riches in world, the pleasures we seek, the sights we travel to see, the wealth we work hard to accumulate for our family and our old age amounts to nothing if we don’t a relationship with the Lord our God in our lives. Jesus! Is the greatest treasure this world had and will ever have for generations to come! The joy, peace and love which we find in Him is everlasting.

So instead of living in fear of losing what we possess, of having sinned against men and God, of being suspicious about everything and everyone, of living in anxiety. Why not repent and come to Jesus? For whatever we have done or failed to do, Jesus seeks to set us free. He loved us while we were still sinners and continues to love us each and every day of our lives. He will transform us from within so as to shine brightly for Him in world.

If we are to remembered in this world, let us be remembered for our life lived in Him. Remembered for what we had and continue to have in Jesus. Amen

First reading

Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 ·

Nothing is new and all is vanity

Vanity of vanities, the Preacher says. Vanity of vanities. All is vanity! For all his toil, his toil under the sun, what does man gain by it?

    A generation goes, a generation comes, yet the earth stands firm for ever. The sun rises, the sun sets; then to its place it speeds and there it rises. Southward goes the wind, then turns to the north; it turns and turns again; back then to its circling goes the wind. Into the sea all the rivers go, and yet the sea is never filled, and still to their goal the rivers go. All things are wearisome. No man can say that eyes have not had enough of seeing, ears their fill of hearing. What was will be again; what has been done will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun. Take anything of which it may be said, ‘Look now, this is new.’ Already, long before our time, it existed. Only no memory remains of earlier times, just as in times to come next year itself will not be remembered.

 

Gospel

Luke 9:7-9

‘John? I beheaded him; so who is this?’

Herod the tetrarch had heard about all that was being done by Jesus; and he was puzzled, because some people were saying that John had risen from the dead, others that Elijah had reappeared, still others that one of the ancient prophets had come back to life. But Herod said, ‘John? I beheaded him. So who is this I hear such reports about?’ And he was anxious to see Jesus.

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