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Dear reader

This liturgical season we are reading the Gospel of St Luke. We are in the month of September 2019. If you ever wanted to read the full Gospel, you can join in the universal church in reading the Daily Readings at Mass daily.

Today its 10th September and we read the Gospel of St Luke, Chapter 6:20-26, where Jesus is giving us the Beatitudes. I was meditating on these readings early morning and read before that passage and after that passage to get a full understanding of that scene, I discovered a few interesting things. The Holy Spirit always leads us to be ready to receive the Word of the Day, whatever our hearts, minds and souls are open to receive the Divine Word, the love that is seeking to know God more. The Holy Spirit opened my mind to a few interesting scenarios – that Jesus had a lot of people following him and it wasn’t until some time later, even after a few miracles that He decided to select the 12 Disciples from among them. Also the passage relating to the powerful presence of Jesus wherever He went. On this previous Sunday the Gospel passage was St Luke chapter 14:25 ‘Now great multitudes followed him’.

If we read the passages before Jesus sermon, we find that He had just chosen His 12 Disciples after praying the whole night before and early morning, He selected the 12. After that He came down from the mountain to a level place where He could be seen by the crowds that followed Him.

And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came forth from him and healed them all”.

The previous 4 chapters of St Luke’s Gospel describes Jesus’ birth upto the time when He started his ministry in chapter 4 where he goes into the desert to fast and pray for 40 days and nights – before his work began.

Jesus was surrounded by crowds and many people wherever He went, His presence was so powerful.

We learn that before he selected his disciples He prayed a lot on the mountain the whole night. From this we learn the importance of praying before any decisions we make. It is easy to get side tracked and allow ourselves to be overcome by worries about these decisions, but if we focus our minds on God and entrust in His Will, we will find peace, because we know that we have entrusted this matter to God and its in His hands. We still need to keep praying no matter what the outcome of that decision is.

May God Bless you!

~Mary

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