Stand up For Jesus - Always be Prepared
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Let us pray
O Jesus I Surrender myself to You, You take over. Amen
We make no apology for stating it is time to -
Stand up for Jesus.
With the best will in the world Fratelli Tutti contains doctrinal error or is setting out forthcoming doctrinal changes in the Catholic Church. We must uphold the truth. The truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
It is time for all of us to to stand up for Jesus
Be Always Prepared
All within the Church acknowledge the Mercy of God. Rightly so. Paul tells us in his letter to the Ephesians that it is through grace we have been saved. There are some however who have taken God's unconditional Mercy to the extent they believe there is no Hell or that everyone will be saved. However the word of God is quite clear in this. He provided everyone with free will.
In todays reading from Luke he tells us always be prepared because we do not know the hour we will be called. In the parable about the rich man He says '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 it goes on 'Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul; and this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?'.
Let us trust in God, lead lives that are worthy of Him and always be prepared.
Today we celebrate
Monday of week 29 in Ordinary Time
Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs
Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest
St Philip Howard
St Peter of Alcántara
The Word of God
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.’
Lord, all justice and all goodness come from you;
you hate evil and abhor lies.
Lead us, your servants,
in the path of your justice,
so that all who hope in you
may rejoice with the Church and in Christ.
St. Faustina Kowalska,
It is a great thing to know how to make use of the present moment.
The Word of The Lord - From the letters of Paul
Ephesians 2:1-10 - Sinners are saved in Christ Jesus
You were dead through the crimes and the sins in which you used to live when you were following the way of this world, obeying the ruler who governs the air, the spirit who is at work in the rebellious. We all were among them too in the past, living sensual lives, ruled entirely by our own physical desires and our own ideas; so that by nature we were as much under God’s anger as the rest of the world. But God loved us with so much love that he was generous with his mercy: when we were dead through our sins, he brought us to life with Christ – it is through grace that you have been saved – and raised us up with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus.
This was to show for all ages to come, through his goodness towards us in Christ Jesus, how infinitely rich he is in grace. Because it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God; not by anything that you have done, so that nobody can claim the credit. We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it.
Each day I pray that the Lord will bless you and keep you.
May He show His face to you and have mercy.
May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.
The Lord bless you!
Always remember - Jesus loves you.
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