On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 5, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Are we not love everyone into our Lord’s Kingdom? Are we the ones to decide who is worthy or not worthy of our time? Do we sit far away from sinners or those whom we think might influence our ways?

This will never happen if we are truly walking in our Lord’s presence and in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we walk and talk, we shall always bring the joy of the Gospel with us.

When we pray, we pray as Jesus taught us and that first and foremost, we Bless and honour God our Heavenly Father for all that He has done and will do, for love of us. 

Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”  (John 5:19) Likewise we will now only do what we Jesus has done, continues to do and more. Just as Jesus was merciful to us by dying on the cross, so too shall we be merciful to those who have wronged us.

Take me deeper, Deeper in love with You Jesus. Hold me close in Your embrace. Amen

Saint Faustina Kowalska pray for us… 

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First reading

Galatians 2:1-2,7-14

They recognised the grace that God had given me

It was not till fourteen years had passed that I went up to Jerusalem again. I went with Barnabas and took Titus with me. I went there as the result of a revelation, and privately I laid before the leading men the Good News as I proclaim it among the pagans; I did so for fear the course I was adopting or had already adopted would not be allowed. On the contrary, they recognised that I had been commissioned to preach the Good News to the uncircumcised just as Peter had been commissioned to preach it to the circumcised. The same person whose action had made Peter the apostle of the circumcised had given me a similar mission to the pagans. So, James, Cephas and John, these leaders, these pillars, shook hands with Barnabas and me as a sign of partnership: we were to go to the pagans and they to the circumcised. The only thing they insisted on was that we should remember to help the poor, as indeed I was anxious to do.

    When Cephas came to Antioch, however, I opposed him to his face, since he was manifestly in the wrong. His custom had been to eat with the pagans, but after certain friends of James arrived he stopped doing this and kept away from them altogether for fear of the group that insisted on circumcision. The other Jews joined him in this pretence, and even Barnabas felt himself obliged to copy their behaviour.

    When I saw they were not respecting the true meaning of the Good News, I said to Cephas in front of everyone, ‘In spite of being a Jew, you live like the pagans and not like the Jews, so you have no right to make the pagans copy Jewish ways.’

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Gospel

Luke 11:1-4

How to pray

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’

    He said to them, ‘Say this when you pray:

‘“Father, may your name be held holy,

your kingdom come;

give us each day our daily bread,

and forgive us our sins,

for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us.

And do not put us to the test.”’

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