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Sunday Reflection – 11 September 2022

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Also Read: Mass Readings for 11 Spetember 2022 Homily for 11 September 2022 – Sunday

First Reading: Exodus 32: 7-11, 13-14

 The Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, how stiff-necked they are. 10 Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation.”

14 And the Lord changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people.

Moses implored the Lord and he changed his mind about a stiff-necked people who had rebelled against him! Who are we then, mere mortals, to hold grudges against our brother, sister, or any other?

Can we forgive as we have been forgiven? True humility before God can lead us on our way. Amen!

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 51: 3-4, 12-13, 17, 19

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willingspirit.

17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Amen!

Second Reading: First Timothy 1: 12-17

13 Even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,

St. Paul the apostle of Christ shows tremendous humility here in this passage as he describes his former life! He had studied the law and was by no means ignorant. Yet he humbly and boldly proclaims how he received mercy.

We can be quite ignorant in our faith at times! In our ignorance, we tend to become proud and self-righteous! May we repent for our ignorance!

Amen!

Gospel: Luke 15: 1-32

Lost and Found!

And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’

The sheep and the coin that was lost and then found, bring so much joy to the owners that they gather people around to rejoice in their finding! If ever one has lost sight of one’s child in a crowded place even for a few seconds; one could relate to the joy of the parent in the gospel today.

 32 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.

We can now empathize with the father as he celebrates his son’s return. As we return to our Lord daily in humility, we must not grudge our brother or sister on whom the Lord shows mercy. May we rejoice with the Lord.

In Jesus’ name, 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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