On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 23, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Silhouette Jesus and the sunset

Who are we before Christ our Lord whom we profess to love?

Have we grown in our faith such that we have stepped out in faith to heal, cast out demons and to share the good news that the Kingdom of God is at hand? If not then why not? When is a good time to start if not now?

Did Jesus say go make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and teach them all that I have commanded you….Only when you are holy, only when you are good and ready?

If we profess that Jesus is the Christ of God our Heavenly Father, the anointed One. Then how can we not embrace that we are little Christs conformed to the image of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Anointed and sent by our Baptism into the world  to be fruitful for Him?

Here I am Lord! I stand ready to do Your Will. Amen

Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) pray for us….

First reading

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 ·

There is a time for every occupation under heaven

There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven:

A time for giving birth,

    a time for dying;

    a time for planting,

    a time for uprooting what has been planted.

A time for killing,

    a time for healing;

    a time for knocking down,

    a time for building.

A time for tears,

    a time for laughter;

    a time for mourning,

    a time for dancing.

A time for throwing stones away,

    a time for gathering them up;

    a time for embracing,

    a time to refrain from embracing.

A time for searching,

    a time for losing;

    a time for keeping,

    a time for throwing away.

A time for tearing,

    a time for sewing;

    a time for keeping silent,

    a time for speaking.

A time for loving,

    a time for hating;

    a time for war,

    a time for peace.

What does a man gain for the efforts that he makes? I contemplate the task that God gives mankind to labour at. All that he does is apt for its time; but though he has permitted man to consider time in its wholeness, man cannot comprehend the work of God from beginning to end.


Luke 9:18-22

‘You are the Christ of God’

One day when Jesus was praying alone in the presence of his disciples he put this question to them, ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’ And they answered, ‘John the Baptist; others Elijah; and others say one of the ancient prophets come back to life.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ It was Peter who spoke up. ‘The Christ of God’ he said. But he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone anything about this.

    ‘The Son of Man’ he said ‘is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day.’

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