On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 28, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Jesus Christ is the Lord Supreme and when we submit ourselves to come under His Authorithy then we rise beyond our human dignity. His grace is upon us to perform greater works than He, we can heal, cast our demons, prophesy and open the gates of Heaven that all may see His glory. We are His kingdom builders!

His truth prevails in us as we speak against the evil that says we are not holy, worthy, strong, good enough! We declare and live out our identity as children of God so loved by Him.  And all, believer and unbeliever alike will see His glory through us.

Let us journey this Advent with the light of Christ already shining brightly in us. Amen

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First reading

Isaiah 4:2-6 ·

The fruit of the earth shall be the pride and adornment of Israel’s survivors

That day, the branch of the Lord

shall be beauty and glory,

and the fruit of the earth

shall be the pride and adornment

of Israel’s survivors.

Those who are left of Zion

and remain of Jerusalem

shall be called holy

and those left in Jerusalem, noted down for survival.

When the Lord has washed away

the filth of the daughter of Zion

and cleansed Jerusalem of the blood shed in her

with the blast of judgement and the blast of destruction,

the Lord will come and rest

on the whole stretch of Mount Zion

and on those who are gathered there,

a cloud by day, and smoke,

and by night the brightness of a flaring fire.

For, over all, the glory of the Lord

will be a canopy and a tent

to give shade by day from the heat,

refuge and shelter from the storm and the rain.

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Gospel

Matthew 8:5-11

‘I am not worthy to have you under my roof: give the word, and my servant will be healed’

When Jesus went into Capernaum a centurion came up and pleaded with him. ‘Sir,’ he said ‘my servant is lying at home paralysed, and in great pain.’ ‘I will come myself and cure him’ said Jesus. The centurion replied, ‘Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof; just give the word and my servant will be cured. For I am under authority myself, and have soldiers under me; and I say to one man: Go, and he goes; to another: Come here, and he comes; to my servant: Do this, and he does it.’ When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those following him, ‘I tell you solemnly, nowhere in Israel have I found faith like this. And I tell you that many will come from east and west to take their places with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob at the feast in the kingdom of heaven.’

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