On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 28, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Our Father is the King of the Universe, all power, might and Glory is His now and forever! We are His sons and daughters created in His image coheirs in glory with Christ! How then are we living out this truth having been anointed at our baptism and again at our confirmation? Have we even embraced this truth? Are we already exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit to build His Kingdom?

Are you done with giving excuse after excuse for not taking up your cross to follow after our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? No time, not holy enough, not prayerful enough? What else is there? If Jesus is truly the way, the truth and the life for all of us then how can we tarry in following Him, the Lord of lords, King of kings! Progress not perfection, for we shall only truly be perfected through Christ our Lord. Our duty is to simply go and spread the news of the kingdom of God, so that all who come to believe in Jesus will have hope of eternally life with Him. Amen


First reading

Job 9:1-13,14-16

How can man be in the right against God?

Job spoke to his friends:

Indeed, I know it is as you say:

    how can man be in the right against God?

If any were so rash as to challenge him for reasons,

    one in a thousand would be more than they could answer.

His heart is wise, and his strength is great:

    who then can successfully defy him?

He moves the mountains, though they do not know it;

    he throws them down when he is angry.

He shakes the earth, and moves it from its place,

    making all its pillars tremble.

The sun, at his command, forbears to rise,

    and on the stars he sets a seal.

He and no other stretched out the skies,

    and trampled the Sea’s tall waves.

The Bear, Orion too, are of his making,

    the Pleiades and the Mansions of the South.

His works are great, beyond all reckoning,

    his marvels, past all counting.

Were he to pass me, I should not see him,

    nor detect his stealthy movement.

Were he to snatch a prize, who could prevent him,

    or dare to say, ‘What are you doing?’

How dare I plead my cause, then,

    or choose arguments against him?

Suppose I am in the right, what use is my defence?

    For he whom I must sue is judge as well.

If he deigned to answer my citation,

    could I be sure that he would listen to my voice?


Luke 9:57-62

‘I will follow you wherever you go’

As Jesus and his disciples travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus answered, ‘Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’

    Another to whom he said, ‘Follow me’, replied, ‘Let me go and bury my father first.’ But he answered, ‘Leave the dead to bury their dead; your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.’

    Another said, ‘I will follow you, sir, but first let me go and say goodbye to my people at home.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’

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