On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 10, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Who and where are the Elijahs and John Baptists of today? Do they no longer exist in the world we live in today?

Well sisters and brothers if we know and understand our calling then we are the ones sent to turn the hearts of fathers and mothers toward their children and restore families, tribes, nations through Jesus Christ our Lord and lead them all to the Kingdom of God.

We are the forerunners to prepare for the second coming of our Lord. We have been baptised with the Holy Spirit and given power to heal, cast our demons, to bring His peace and love into the hearts of all so that they can encounter Jesus through us.

Bless and anoint me, Father that I may continue to live out by calling according to Your Will. Amen

Our Lady of Loreto pray for us…

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First reading

Ecclesiasticus 48:1-4,9-12

The prophet Elijah will come again

The prophet Elijah arose like a fire,

    his word flaring like a torch.

It was he who brought famine on the people,

    and who decimated them in his zeal.

By the word of the Lord, he shut up the heavens,

    he also, three times, brought down fire.

How glorious you were in your miracles, Elijah!

    Has anyone reason to boast as you have?

Taken up in the whirlwind of fire,

    in a chariot with fiery horses;

designated in the prophecies of doom

    to allay God’s wrath before the fury breaks,

to turn the hearts of fathers towards their children,

    and to restore the tribes of Jacob,

Happy shall they be who see you,

    and those who have fallen asleep in love.

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Gospel

Matthew 17:10-13

Elijah has come already and they did not recognise him

As they came down from the mountain the disciples put this question to Jesus, ‘Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?’ ‘True;’ he replied ‘Elijah is to come to see that everything is once more as it should be; however, I tell you that Elijah has come already and they did not recognise him but treated him as they pleased; and the Son of Man will suffer similarly at their hands.’ The disciples understood then that he had been speaking of John the Baptist.

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