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Sunday Reflection – 02 October 2022

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Also Read: Mass Readings for 02 October 2022

First Reading: Habakkuk 1: 2-3; 2: 2-4

4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.

When we look around us today, we find signs of the end times! We will immediately also find the proud and rush to judge them accordingly. Yet do we live by our faith? Are we not told to remove the log from our own eye first, before we pick the speck from our brethren’s? So then, what spirit do we allow dominance in our lives?

We know we have been bestowed the Holy Spirit of God through Christ Jesus. Yet do we bend our stubborn hearts to follow his whispers? Let us not judge others, but self-reflect. 

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 95: 1-2, 6-7, 8-9

8 O that today you would listen to his voice! Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, 9 when your ancestors tested me, and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.

Amen!

Second Reading: Second Timothy 1: 6-8, 13-14

7 For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

8 Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,

God has given us a spirit of power to do and be right before his eyes. HE has given us a spirit of love so that we do not fall into hatred. God has also given us a spirit of self-discipline so that we guard our hearts, mouths, and our actions to work in His light. St Paul is reminding Timothy today to rekindle the spirit within him, (v.6) and not to be ashamed to testify about our Lord. (v.8) 

We too are invited to rekindle the spirit within us as we traverse a broken world. We are called to testify by the lives we live, about Christ within us, through power, love, and self-discipline. The more we rely on the power of God, the more ways we will find to follow His bidding.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Gospel: Luke 17: 5-10

8 No, he says, ‘Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat. Then you can eat later.’

Christ has a very strange response to the apostles’ request to show them how to increase their faith. How do we relate this example to ourselves? – Prepare The Lord’s meal, get ready ourselves and wait on the Lord! The Lord doesn’t need our scrumptious pies or elaborate dinners. I reckon it is the souls whom we can bring into his banquet that he is referring to here. Then, with a humbled and contrite spirit, we must return to him and wait on him each day. This is possible if we set aside time to listen to him in silence each day. All of this we are to accomplish after we have toiled and tended to the worldly duties we have been assigned.

O Lord Jesus, Increase our faith.

Amen!

Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhashttps://disciplediaries.wordpress.com/
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas is a Former Teacher and an avid Bible-Reader. With her flair for the language, she now divides her time blogging and writing on Catholic and other Spiritual topics. When not volunteering she loves baking, reading, and singing.

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