On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 27, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Have we not had trials and tribulations in our lives? Are there not moments in our lives where we feel all alone, lost and in a dark tunnel with no way out? Know then that our Lord Jesus Christ is with us through it all! And so we cry out to Him, “Let my prayer come into Your Presence, O Lord.”

For Jesus is life and always and above is life giving, His precious blood poured out for us many, gives us life to the full! Can we disciples after the heart of Jesus do any less? Do we allow ourselves to seek revenge for any injustice we may face? Nay! We shall turn all curses into Blessings by Blessing those who curse us!

Jesus grant me Your Grace to be life giving in all that I say and do. Amen

Saint Vincent de Paul pray for us…

First reading

Job 3:1-3,11-17,20-23 ·

Why did I not perish on the day I was born?

Job broke the silence and cursed the day of his birth. This is what he said:

May the day perish when I was born,

    and the night that told of a boy conceived.

Why did I not die new-born,

    not perish as I left the womb?

Why were there two knees to receive me,

    two breasts for me to suck?

Had there not been, I should now be lying in peace,

    wrapped in a restful slumber,

with the kings and high viziers of earth

    who build themselves vast vaults,

or with princes who have gold and to spare

    and houses crammed with silver.

Or put away like a still-born child that never came to be,

    like unborn babes that never see the light.

Down there, bad men bustle no more,

    there the weary rest.

Why give light to a man of grief?

    Why give life to those bitter of heart,

who long for a death that never comes,

    and hunt for it more than for a buried treasure?

They would be glad to see the grave-mound

    and shout with joy if they reached the tomb.

Why make this gift of light to a man who does not see his way,

    whom God baulks on every side?


Luke 9:51-56

Jesus sets out for Jerusalem

As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village.

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