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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 21, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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The whole of our Catholic faith centres around our Risen Lord! Had He not risen from the dead our faith would not exist. And though we were obviously not present at His Resurrection we know it to be true! Why? Because many thousands upon thousands were martyred refusing to renounce a single truth that Jesus son of the living God was born into the world, died for our sins and rose from the dead so that we might have new life in Him. We know it to be true and can bear witness to this in our very own lives. How we were very much dead in sin waking only to face the drudgery of life. And how that all changed when we encountered our risen Lord. We are now living life to the full in Him! We still face challenges and often times hardships but we have our Lord beside us every step of the way.

Many however have still not encountered Him the way we have. Perhaps the comforts some live and pursue have blinded them to the reality that life on earth is only temporary, and such material comforts are shortlived and insatiable. While others simply refuse to believe in an all loving and merciful creator, who loves them dearly and they would rather believe in their own abilities hardwork and determination. Failing to dwell in the miracle of their birth and the awesome hand of the Lord their God in all things visible and invisible. Will whether they believe it or not the fact remains, that Jesus Christ is the Lord of Lords, King of kings and His peace alone reigns in our hearts.

Jesus my Lord and my God. I adore You. By Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Amen

First reading

Romans 4:20-25 ·
We must believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead

Since God had made him a promise, Abraham refused either to deny it or even to doubt it, but drew strength from faith and gave glory to God, convinced that God had power to do what he had promised. This is the faith that was ‘considered as justifying him.’ Scripture however does not refer only to him but to us as well when it says that his faith was thus ‘considered’; our faith too will be ‘considered’ if we believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, Jesus who was put to death for our sins and raised to life to justify us.

Gospel

Luke 12:13-21
Fool! This very night your soul will be demanded of you

A man in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Master, tell my brother to give me a share of our inheritance.’ ‘My friend,’ he replied, ‘who appointed me your judge, or the arbitrator of your claims?’ Then he said to them, ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for a man’s life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs.’
Then he told them a parable: ‘There was once a rich man who, having had a good harvest from his land, thought to himself, “What am I to do? I have not enough room to store my crops.” Then he said, “This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and store all my grain and my goods in them, and I will say to my soul: My soul, you have plenty of good things laid by for many years to come; take things easy, eat, drink, have a good time.” But God said to him, “Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul; and this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?” So it is when a man stores up treasure for himself in place of making himself rich in the sight of God.’