Posts Tagged ‘Through God’s love do we love’


O my Lord my God I love because You first loved me. Even before I came to be in my mother’s womb You knew me.

In knowing Your great love for me Lord Jesus, may I love my brethren!

Disunity, dismissiveness and scattering comes from the evil one. Give me the courage and strength to always strive for unity in Your love. For it You Lord who gathers Your flock.

In knowing Your great love for me Lord Jesus, may I love my brethren!

The right way to love my neighbour as myself, is by loving You with all my heart, mind and soul. It is through that same love I can truly love; family, friends and strangers.

In knowing Your great love for me Lord Jesus, may I love my brethren! Amen

First reading
Ephesians 3:14-21
A prayer that faithful may know the love of Christ

This is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from whom every family, whether spiritual or natural, takes its name:
    Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.
    Glory be to him whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine; glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.


Gospel
Luke 12:49-53
How I wish it were blazing already!

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!
    ‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’