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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 12, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

We need to live a life in the Spirit and allow the Lord our God to lead us, for His way is better! How can we pray ‘Let Your thoughts be my thoughts and Your words be my words’ otherwise?

If we live a life in the Spirit then we will bring with us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, truthfulness, gentleness and self -control whereever we go. We will change every toxic environment we step into and bring our Lord’s light to every corner of darkness! For we are His flock we listen follow after Him and we bring Jesus into every situation.

This is a vision I saw on my way to work yesterday. A dove flying with a palm leaf in its beak. And for me it was a call for us to live a life filled with the Holy Spirit so that we shall lay the palm at His feet and glorify Him by our lives!

Instruct me, Lord, in your way; on an even path lead me. Amen (PS 26:11)


First reading

Galatians 5:18-25 ·

To belong to Christ, crucify all self-indulgence

If you are led by the Spirit, no law can touch you. When self-indulgence is at work the results are obvious: fornication, gross indecency and sexual irresponsibility; idolatry and sorcery; feuds and wrangling, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels; disagreements, factions, envy; drunkenness, orgies and similar things. I warn you now, as I warned you before: those who behave like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. There can be no law against things like that, of course. You cannot belong to Christ Jesus unless you crucify all self-indulgent passions and desires.

    Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit.



Luke 11:42-46

You overlook justice and the love of God

The Lord said to the Pharisees: ‘Alas for you Pharisees! You who pay your tithe of mint and rue and all sorts of garden herbs and overlook justice and the love of God! These you should have practised, without leaving the others undone. Alas for you Pharisees who like taking the seats of honour in the synagogues and being greeted obsequiously in the market squares! Alas for you, because you are like the unmarked tombs that men walk on without knowing it!

    A lawyer then spoke up. ‘Master,’ he said ‘when you speak like this you insult us too.’

    ‘Alas for you lawyers also,’ he replied ‘because you load on men burdens that are unendurable, burdens that you yourselves do not move a finger to lift.’