Tuesday 7th July Feria
Gospel – Matthew 9:32-38
A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus, and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
But the Pharisees said, “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.” Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness.
At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest.”
The Gospel of the Lord
The Mass intention is for Thomas Traynor RIP
Today’s Gospel is very apt for our time today July 2020. We see many people coming to Jesus for they have no one to minister to them. May be this is a time where we all need to take a deeper look at what’s happening in our Church and Diocese in relation to the shortage of Priest and Religious Women and Men? We are all called to be labourers in this great harvest. We do not all have to become Priest or Religious Women and Men but we all need to play our part as we are all called to live according to the Gospel values.
How do you play your part, in the promotion of Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life?
When did you last give an encouraging word to someone you think would make a good Priest, Deacon or Religious Sister or Brother?