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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 27, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

You and I may think we are far from Holy, but holiness for us is not an end result but a journey into the loving embrace of our Father in Heaven. Holiness comes from Him and we cannot say that we are not holy because by our baptism we were made holy unto Him. Therefore be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matt 5:48

This is why every morning we should put on the helmet of salvation remembering always that Jesus has already won the victory over sin and death for us. We then sit in His presence and ponder on His word for us. We pray in the Spirit for ourselves and for our fellow saints. Only then, we are ready and eager to share the good news and love the world into His kingdom!

Blessed be the Lord our God, now and forever. Amen


First reading

Ephesians 6:10-20 ·

Put on God’s armour and resist the devil

Grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of his power. Put God’s armour on so as to be able to resist the devil’s tactics. For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle, but against the Sovereignties and the Powers who originate the darkness in this world, the spiritual army of evil in the heavens. That is why you must rely on God’s armour, or you will not be able to put up any resistance when the worst happens, or have enough resources to hold your ground.

    So stand your ground, with truth buckled round your waist, and integrity for a breastplate, wearing for shoes on your feet the eagerness to spread the gospel of peace and always carrying the shield of faith so that you can use it to put out the burning arrows of the evil one. And then you must accept salvation from God to be your helmet and receive the word of God from the Spirit to use as a sword.

    Pray all the time, asking for what you need, praying in the Spirit on every possible occasion. Never get tired of staying awake to pray for all the saints; and pray for me to be given an opportunity to open my mouth and speak without fear and give out the mystery of the gospel of which I am an ambassador in chains; pray that in proclaiming it I may speak as boldly as I ought to.



Luke 13:31-35

It would not be right for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus. ‘Go away’ they said. ‘Leave this place, because Herod means to kill you.’ He replied, ‘You may go and give that fox this message: Learn that today and tomorrow I cast out devils and on the third day attain my end. But for today and tomorrow and the next day I must go on, since it would not be right for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem.

    ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often have I longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! So be it! Your house will be left to you. Yes, I promise you, you shall not see me till the time comes when you say:

‘Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!’