On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 3, 2023 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

If we were marked for death for all our heinous sins against the Lord our God and one another then who indeed can survive? But by His love and mercy God our loving gave us Jesus to remove every mark and every stain. So that we may live free in His love. Free from the bondages of sin and death.

Why then should we return to the shackles of sin? Why do we want to give in so easily to temptation? Why lead a mediocre, listless life? Or one that appears to be happiness but by its very nature is fleeting? Why withhold forgiveness when we are ourselves are in dire need of forgiveness? If we want to be more like our Lord who is mercy and love then we must be loving and merciful ourselves. We were created for more!

Let us make a decison today that we will live free from all sin, and in the light of our resurrected Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! To glorify Him in all that we say and do. Jesus we love You! Amen


First reading

Ezekiel 18:21-28 ·

I prefer to see the wicked man renounce his wickedness and live

Thus says the Lord:

    ‘If the wicked man renounces all the sins he has committed, respects my laws and is law-abiding and honest, he will certainly live; he will not die. All the sins he committed will be forgotten from then on; he shall live because of the integrity he has practised. What! Am I likely to take pleasure in the death of a wicked man – it is the Lord who speaks – and not prefer to see him renounce his wickedness and live?

    ‘But if the upright man renounces his integrity, commits sin, copies the wicked man and practises every kind of filth, is he to live? All the integrity he has practised shall be forgotten from then on; but this is because he himself has broken faith and committed sin, and for this he shall die. But you object, “What the Lord does is unjust.” Listen, you House of Israel: is what I do unjust? Is it not what you do that is unjust? When the upright man renounces his integrity to commit sin and dies because of this, he dies because of the evil that he himself has committed. When the sinner renounces sin to become law-abiding and honest, he deserves to live. He has chosen to renounce all his previous sins; he shall certainly live; he shall not die.’



Matthew 5:20-26

Anyone who is angry with his brother will answer for it

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.

    ‘You have learnt how it was said to our ancestors: You must not kill; and if anyone does kill he must answer for it before the court. But I say this to you: anyone who is angry with his brother will answer for it before the court; if a man calls his brother “Fool” he will answer for it before the Sanhedrin; and if a man calls him “Renegade” he will answer for it in hell fire. So then, if you are bringing your offering to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, go and be reconciled with your brother first, and then come back and present your offering. Come to terms with your opponent in good time while you are still on the way to the court with him, or he may hand you over to the judge and the judge to the officer, and you will be thrown into prison. I tell you solemnly, you will not get out till you have paid the last penny.’

  1. suzanamonika says:

    “Varje form av ofullkomlighet kommer i själva verket alltid från en brist på ansträngning, energi och glöd i det andliga livet. Det är alltid själviskhet som på ett eller annat sätt tar något bort från Gud för att tillfredsställa egot.” – Fr. Gabriel av St Mary Magdalena

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