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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 17:1-6.

Jesus said to his disciples, "Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the person through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, 'I am sorry,' you should forgive him." And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to (this) mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

Gospel for October 19, 2010, Tuesday Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. Posted at 10/19/2010 2:54 AM | Updated as of 10/19/2010 2:56 AM 29th Week in Ordinary Time Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf and Companions / Paul of the Cross 1st Reading: Eph 2:12–22 Gospel: Lk 12:35–38 Jesus said to his disciples, “Be ready, dressed for service, and keep your lamps lit, like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding. As soon as he comes and knocks, they will open to him. Happy are those servants whom the master finds wideawake when he comes. Truly, I tell you, he will put on an apron and have them sit at table and he will wait on them. Happy are those servants if he finds them awake when he comes at midnight or daybreak!”

Subject: Daily Gospel Reading - Saturday, October 19, 2013

11 And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities. him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God.Weekday Gospel Reflection Saturday in the Twenty Eighth Week of Ordinary Time Jesus said to his disciples: 8 “I tell you. but those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven." October 27 .World English Bible October 19 Gospel Reading: Luke 12: 8 . do not be anxious how or what you are to answer or what you are to say. 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say. 9 but he who denies me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of the angels of God. 10 And every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven. or what you will say. everyone who confesses me before men.” Luke 12:8-12 . don’t be anxious how or what you will answer. but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. and the authorities. 10 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God.12 8 "And I tell you. 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say. every one who acknowledges me before men. the rulers. 11 When they bring you before the synagogues. 9 but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

2013 Gospel – Luke 19:1-10 At that time.GospelLK 18:9-14 Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. come down quickly. the latter went home justified. dishonest. adulterous -. When he reached the place. be merciful to me a sinner.' I tell you. for he was short in stature. 'O God. Now a man there named Zacchaeus. who was about to pass that way. was seeking to see who Jesus was. Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. and the one who humbles himself will be exalted. I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity -greedy. Jesus looked up and said.or even like this tax collector. but he could not see him because of the crowd. one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector." November 3 Gospel Reading and Thoughts for November 3. who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man. 'O God. and I pay tithes on my whole income.” . “Zacchaeus. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus. not the former.’ But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed. I fast twice a week. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself. for today I must stay at your house. "Two people went up to the temple area to pray. for whoever exalts himself will be humbled.

those who deny that there is a resurrection. came forward and put this question to Jesus." Jesus said to them. They can no longer die. the first married a woman but died childless.” And Jesus said to him. “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother. saying. "The children of this age marry and remarry. If someone's brother dies leaving a wife but no child. and they are the children of God .And he came down quickly and received him with joy. and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over. Now there were seven brothers. and likewise all the seven died childless. “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner. “Behold.” But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord. for they are like angels. half of my possessions. saying. "Teacher. but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. they began to grumble. Finally the woman also died. Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be? For all seven had been married to her. Then the second and the third married her. Lord.” GospelLK 20:27 -38 Some Sadducees. I shall give to the poor. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost. Moses wrote for us. When they all saw this.

" . and he is not God of the dead. but of the living. 3 4 -38 Some Sadducees. That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush. came forward. those who deny that there is a resurrection. That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush. ' the God of Abraham. ' the God of Abraham. for to him all are alive. the God of Isaac. and the God of Jacob. and he is not God of the dead. They can no longer die. and the God of Jacob. Jesus said to them. but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. "The children of this age marry and remarry. the God of Isaac. when he called out 'Lord. and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise. for to him all are alive." OrLK 20 :27 . but of the living. for they are like angels.because they are the ones who will rise. when he called out 'Lord.

and one will be left. The Jesus of Matthew's gospel is implicitly asking much the same question as Eliot‟s Chorus. Like them. writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson. In (those) days before the flood.Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 24:37-44. So will it be (also) at the coming of the Son of Man. you also must be prepared. they were eating and drinking. the Human One. So too. this week‟s gospel highlights the call of Advent. Two men will be out in the field. for at an hour you do not expect. He tells us to be 'awake'. one will be taken. We seek the grace to „see‟ God's word as did the prophet Isaiah in the first reading (Isa 2:1-5). Therefore. who died in August. up to the day that Noah entered the ark. calling us beyond self-absorption to Life. Matthew's Jesus invites us to contemplate the basileia or kin-dom verities even as we attend to the demands of the present. and Jerome Murphy-O‟Connor op. 'Where is the Life we have lost in living?' asks the Chorus in T. They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away. J esus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah. who died just a few days ago. Two women will be grinding at the mill. he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. We need the grace to see visions and to dream dreams that make for justice and peace and that permit us to walk more freely in the light of our God. not because death or the end of the world are around the corner. so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. to be 'ready' all the time. the Son of Man will come. marrying and giving in marriage. but because we need to recognise the multiple 'advents' or arrivals of the Christ. Professors Sean Freyne. He is making much the same observation as Henry David Thoreau: 'Most [people] lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming. They were both much larger than life. to . we are to be agents of our collective future rather than unthinking participants in the inevitable round of daily activities that have preoccupied humans from time immemorial. Eliot's The Rock. one will be taken. S. stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Dreams and visions have always been the precursors to effective and life-giving change.' We are invited to find Life in our living and to sing the songs that are in us. As I write I am acutely aware of two of my mentors. and one will be left. inviting us to dream gospel-inspired dreams that enables creative change in our own lives and in the life of our planet.

Paul sings a Christological hymn proclaiming the Kingship of Christ. they jeered at him.put our energy into creating life-generating systems that enable us to move forward in the paths of gospel compassion and love. Sunday. behold the King! . Gospel for November 24.” Jesus replied. saying to one another. Advent invites us to look forward rather than back and to dream gospel-inspired dreams that will enable creative change in our own lives and in the life of our planet. the chosen one of God!” The soldiers also mocked him and when they drew near to offer him bitter wine. “So you are the Messiah? Save yourself and us as well!” But the other rebuked him. King par excellence. “Let the man who saved others now save himself. “Have you no fear of God. since our history informs our present and helps us in shaping our future. “Truly. King of the universe. 2013 . so that they too might find life in the midst of their suffering and know the presence of God this Christmas. As for the rulers. But this man has done nothing wrong. Behold the Man. you who received the same sentence as he did? For us it is just: this is payment for what we have done. That has its place. “So you are the king of the Jews? Free yourself!” For above him was an inscription which read. remember me when you come into your kingdom. you will be with me today in paradise. for he is the Messiah.” Reflection: Read: David is anointed as the king of Israel. 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time Solemnity of Christ the King Gospel: Lk 23:35–43 The people stood by watching. Luke presents Christ. “This is the King of the Jews. who reconciles all things by his blood on the Cross. saying. they said.” And he said. according to the will of God and the will of the people. though all the while we know with Auden that „[t]he past is foreign country: they do things differently there‟. mocked and jeered at by his subjects but recognized and worshipped by a fellow criminal to whom he offers redemption. on his throne of the Cross. we might open our hearts and share our wealth with those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This Advent. “Jesus. the Firstborn of God.” One of the criminals hanging with Jesus insulted him. We spend much of our time looking back.

as he subtly revealed to the “good thief. In those days before the flood. abused.com/2013/11/december-01-2013-s. But Christ remains faithful to his mission.wordpress. up to the day'that Noah entered the ark. so it will be atthe coming of the Son of Man. Shower upon us the gifts and fruits of your Spirit.files. Rule over our souls as our Lord and Master. marrying and giving in marriage.pdf decemcer 1 JESUS said to his disciples: 'As itwas in the days of Noah. do I challenge him to prove to me his Kingship and Godhood? Pray: Lord Jesus. being crucified. He is truly the King of our hearts. it was one of his last temptations. How do I express my loyalty to this King? In my moments of frustration and life’s struggles. and laughed at by the very creatures he himself has created! They taunt him to come down from the cross and show himself to be the real king. you are the King of our hearts. receive us into your Paradise where we will behold your face eternally. as Nikos Kazantzakis has imagined. He suffers this humiliation for the sake of each one of us.They did .Reflect: Here is the Son of God.. they were eating and drinking. Amen. Pour down your redeeming blood on us and cleanse our lives. We stand at the foot of your throne. King of Kings. the Cross. Listen: What does Jesus say to you from the Cross? Act: Share with another person what the Kingship of Christ means to you. the Firstborn of the Father.” offering him the highest reward. How tempting it might have been to do as they challenged him! Truly. http://santuariodesanantonio. And at the end of our earthly journey.

" . Two men will be out in the field: one will be taken. So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man. and one willbe left. you also must be prepared.not know until the flood came and carried them all away. So. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken. and one will be left. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming. too. "Therefore. for at an hour you do not expect. stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Inrd will come. the Son of Man will come. he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into.