Posts Tagged ‘United with God in His Wisdom’


Let us always seek the mind, heart, and wisdom of the Lord our God through His Word. For He truly is the way, the truth and the life. Let us not allow our minds to wander into fallacies for it is easily tainted by the ways of the World. For human logic without the guiding grace of God often leads to self indulgence and thereafter self destruction. Let our minds not be darkened as we pray earnestly for His precious blood to protect us. Yes we have been given powerful minds, when fully united with that of our Lord and to His Will for us, glorifies Him and leads to abounding race for everyone.

Let us this day, give thanks, glory and praise to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! As we honour and glorify Him by living our lives in the light of His resurrection, now and forevermore. Amen

First reading

Romans 1:16-25

These people knew God and failed to honour him

I am not ashamed of the Good News: it is the power of God saving all who have faith – Jews first, but Greeks as well – since this is what reveals the justice of God to us: it shows how faith leads to faith, or as scripture says: The upright man finds life through faith.

    The anger of God is being revealed from heaven against all the impiety and depravity of men who keep truth imprisoned in their wickedness. For what can be known about God is perfectly plain to them since .God himself has made it plain. Ever since God created the world his everlasting power and deity – however invisible – have been there for the mind to see in the things he has made. That is why such people are without excuse: they knew God and yet refused to honour him as God or to thank him; instead, they made nonsense out of logic and their empty minds were darkened. The more they called themselves philosophers, the more stupid they grew, until they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for a worthless imitation, for the image of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds and reptiles. That is why God left them to their filthy enjoyments and the practices with which they dishonour their own bodies, since they have given up divine truth for a lie and have worshipped and served creatures instead of the creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen!

Gospel

Luke 11:37-41

Give thanks for what you have and it will all be clean

Jesus had just finished speaking when a Pharisee invited him to dine at his house. He went in and sat down at the table. The Pharisee saw this and was surprised that he had not first washed before the meal. But the Lord said to him, ‘Oh, you Pharisees! You clean the outside of cup and plate, while inside yourselves you are filled with extortion and wickedness. Fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside too? Instead, give alms from what you have and then indeed everything will be clean for you.’