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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 30, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How Great is our God! Indeed merciful, loving and ever living Lord and God; Father almighty, You have given us Your only begotten Son that we might have life to the full!

Forgive our past stubbornness of heart, we accept Jesus fully into our lives and have been changed from within by the power of His life, death and resurrection. Through Him we have been restored as Sons and Daughters so loved by You. Through Jesus we claim our Heavenly inheritance for we have been anointed Priest, Prophet and King!

Let us therefore go out into the world as beacons of His light, and bring healing and revival to the ends of the earth! Through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading

Job 38:1,12-21,40:3-5 ·

The immeasurable greatness of God

From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said:

Have you ever in your life given orders to the morning

    or sent the dawn to its post,

telling it to grasp the earth by its edges

    and shake the wicked out of it,

when it changes the earth to sealing clay

    and dyes it as a man dyes clothes;

stealing the light from wicked men

    and breaking the arm raised to strike?

Have you journeyed all the way to the sources of the sea,

    or walked where the Abyss is deepest?

Have you been shown the gates of Death

    or met the janitors of Shadowland?

Have you an inkling of the extent of the earth?

    Tell me all about it if you have!

Which is the way to the home of the light,

    and where does darkness live?

You could then show them the way to their proper places,

    or put them on the path to where they live!

If you know all this, you must have been born with them,

    you must be very old by now!

Job replied to the Lord:

My words have been frivolous: what can I reply?

    I had better lay my finger on my lips.

I have spoken once… I will not speak again;

    more than once… I will add nothing.


Luke 10:13-16

Anyone who rejects me rejects the one who sent me

Jesus said to his disciples:

    ‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. And still, it will not go as hard with Tyre and Sidon at the Judgement as with you. And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell.

    ‘Anyone who listens to you listens to me; anyone who rejects you rejects me, and those who reject me reject the one who sent me.’