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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 21, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Are we living as the chosen ones of God our Heavenly Father, so loved by Him that He sanctified us by the blood of His only begotten Son. Always speaking the truth and giving our all for His namesake.

Just as Mary our Blessed mother did by offering her whole life up to God our Heavenly Father and how the widow in today’s Gospel did by not withholding even her livelihood and offering it up! For they knew in their hearts that He will provide for all they will ever need.

Let us therefore live out our identity as sons and daughters of God our Heavenly Father who have been redeemed to live life to the full by His Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. So that all may see we have Christ and His Father’s name written on foreheads, and that we carry His peace, love, mercy and joy with us. Giving our all for His glory. Amen

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First reading

Apocalypse 14:1-5 ·

The redeemed have Christ and his Father’s name written on their foreheads

In my vision I, John, saw Mount Zion, and standing on it a Lamb who had with him a hundred and forty-four thousand people, all with his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. I heard a sound coming out of the sky like the sound of the ocean or the roar of thunder; it seemed to be the sound of harpists playing their harps. There in front of the throne they were singing a new hymn in the presence of the four animals and the elders, a hymn that could only be learnt by the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the world; they follow the Lamb wherever he goes; they have been redeemed from amongst men to be the first-fruits for God and for the Lamb. They never allowed a lie to pass their lips and no fault can be found in them.

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Gospel

Luke 21:1-4

The widow’s mite

As Jesus looked up, he saw rich people putting their offerings into the treasury; then he happened to notice a poverty-stricken widow putting in two small coins, and he said, ‘I tell you truly, this poor widow has put in more than any of them; for these have all contributed money they had over, but she from the little she had has put in all she had to live on.’