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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: January 27, 2023 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Stay awake for you do know when our Lord will come again! Yes, indeed we are to remain steadfast and dutiful to the will of the Lord our God. For we really do not know the hour He will come again. But is our waiting out of fear when we are faithful? Or rather is it one of joyful expectation?

What then if we fall to our eternal rest? Well then we have hope to rise with Him! Being faithful means that we can look forward to embracing our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. For the Kingdom of God is already upon us even now. This is a reality for all us faithful who already live in the presence of the Lord our God. And when we partake of the Holy Eucharist! Let us share this reality we all that we meet, so that they too can shelter in the shade of His Kingdom.

Thy Kingdom come, they will be done Lord. Amen

 Saint Angela Merici pray for us… 


First reading

Hebrews 10:32-39 ·

We are the sort who keep faithful

Remember all the sufferings that you had to meet after you received the light, in earlier days; sometimes by being yourselves publicly exposed to insults and violence, and sometimes as associates of others who were treated in the same way. For you not only shared in the sufferings of those who were in prison, but you happily accepted being stripped of your belongings, knowing that you owned something that was better and lasting. Be as confident now, then, since the reward is so great. You will need endurance to do God’s will and gain what he has promised.

Only a little while now, a very little while,

and the one that is coming will have come; he will not delay.

The righteous man will live by faith,

but if he draws back, my soul will take no pleasure in him.

You and I are not the sort of people who draw back, and are lost by it; we are the sort who keep faithful until our souls are saved.



Mark 4:26-34

The kingdom of God is a mustard seed growing into the biggest shrub of all

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’

    He also said, ‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’

    Using many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it. He would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they were alone.