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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 20, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

There are many still living lives with taglines, thinking that these will remind and help them to stay on track. “Let go and let God!”, “What would Jesus do?”, “Jesus is my God, my strength”, “The Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say” and so on…

But in truth they are far from letting go and letting God. Will Jesus really do the things they have done? And if He is their strength then how come there is no growth or revival in their community, their church? How is it then, that their answers to questions raised by others are administrative, cold and without resolve? How many of God’s children were trampled upon by their harsh words, actions even attitudes?

Instead of what would Jesus do. We should press in on what would Jesus think. What is on the mind and heart of the Lord our God for our lives? He should therefore already be the One above all, everyone and everything in our lives! And so are loving our brethren as we love ourselves; for great is our love of Him.

Lord Jesus set my heart on fire for You. For it You I long for, You I thirst for. Amen


First reading

Ephesians 3:14-21

A prayer that faithful may know the love of Christ

This is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from whom every family, whether spiritual or natural, takes its name:

    Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.

    Glory be to him whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine; glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.



Luke 12:49-53

How I wish it were blazing already!

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!

    ‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’