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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 21, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

How do we read the times with eyes opened afresh through the Holy Spirit? Through the One same spirit that binds us all together through Jesus Christ our Lord. Do we rely simply on tried and tested methods, templates, song choices or do we move where the Lord leads us? For His Way is always better! And He makes all things new!

If Covid has taught us anything, it is that we must all quickly adapt and change or be left behind to die! The question today is how do we bring about a revival in our Church? In our communities, families, nation and the World? How do we share Jesus our Lord with everyone in ways that will open ears, minds and hearts?

Yes Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Heb 13:8 And yet Jesus said in John 4:13-14 “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” He invites us in Isaiah 55:1-2 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.”

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. (John 7:38) Lord Jesus let Your living water well out from within me, that I may bring You anew into this world thirsting for You. Amen


First reading

Ephesians 4:1-6 ·

One Body, one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God

I, the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, over all, through all and within all.



Luke 12:54-59

Do you not know how to interpret these times?

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘When you see a cloud looming up in the west you say at once that rain is coming, and so it does. And when the wind is from the south you say it will be hot, and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the face of the earth and the sky. How is it you do not know how to interpret these times?

    ‘Why not judge for yourselves what is right? For example: when you go to court with your opponent, try to settle with him on the way, or he may drag you before the judge and the judge hand you over to the bailiff and the bailiff have you thrown into prison. I tell you, you will not get out till you have paid the very last penny.’