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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 8, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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It is our duty as servants of the Lord to be His light in the world. And we can only do so by our lived example as His disciples. That is to reflect the ‘Light of The Nations’ (Lumen Gentium) Christ Jesus our Lord in all that we say, do, behave and love!

Yes, St Paul starts with the older men and women as living as examples for the younger ones to follow that is to give up everything that does not lead to God, all worldly ambitions; that we must all be self-restrained living good religious lives in the world.

While we all wear different hats and different times of the day, we must always wear the crown of Christ upon on our heads. For we were redeemed, sanctified and made Holy to be His priest, prophet and King in the world. So that we will lead one another into His Kingdom.

Lord Jesus Bless me, for while I am only doing my duty as I am called to. You call me friend! So, I know what is in Your heart for me. Thank You Jesus! Amen

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First reading

Titus 2:1-8,11-14 ·

You must preach the behaviour which goes with healthy doctrine

It is for you to preach the behaviour which goes with healthy doctrine. The older men should be reserved, dignified, moderate, sound in faith and love and constancy. Similarly, the older women should behave as though they were religious, with no scandal-mongering and no habitual wine-drinking – they are to be the teachers of the right behaviour and show the younger women how they should love their husbands and love their children, how they are to be sensible and chaste, and how to work in their homes, and be gentle, and do as their husbands tell them, so that the message of God is never disgraced. In the same way, you have got to persuade the younger men to be moderate and in everything you do make yourself an example to them of working for good: when you are teaching, be an example to them in your sincerity and earnestness and in keeping all that you say so wholesome that nobody can make objections to it; and then any opponent will be at a loss, with no accusation to make against us. You see, God’s grace has been revealed, and it has made salvation possible for the whole human race and taught us that what we have to do is to give up everything that does not lead to God, and all our worldly ambitions; we must be self-restrained and live good and religious lives here in this present world, while we are waiting in hope for the blessing which will come with the Appearing of the glory of our great God and saviour Christ Jesus. He sacrificed himself for us in order to set us free from all wickedness and to purify a people so that it could be his very own and would have no ambition except to do good.

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Gospel

Luke 17:7-10

You are merely servants

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Which of you, with a servant ploughing or minding sheep, would say to him when he returned from the fields, “Come and have your meal immediately”? Would he not be more likely to say, “Get my supper laid; make yourself tidy and wait on me while I eat and drink. You can eat and drink yourself afterwards”? Must he be grateful to the servant for doing what he was told? So with you: when you have done all you have been told to do, say, “We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.”’