Daily Gospel Reflection for September 18, 2017


Today’s Gospel: Luke 7:1-10

“Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof…”

At Mass when the priest speaks these familiar words, “Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.”

We respond: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”

We say these words so often, sometimes we may not really think about what we are asking Our Lord. We are asking our Eucharistic Lord to heal our very soul, our inmost being.

One of the ways that helps me to focus more on these life-giving, life-changing words, is to ask our Blessed Mother to prepare my heart to receive her Son Jesus. I ask her to wash my heart clean with her Son’s precious blood.

As I leave my pew to receive communion, I ask Mary to walk along side of me so that I am not distracted. I ask Saint Michael the Archangel to protect me and all my sisters and brothers from the evil one as we receive the precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Do I believe and trust in the healing power of the Eucharist? Spend some time today meditating on these words: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”


Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Jesus, I believe and I trust in Your healing power in the Eucharist and Your untold mercy.

Copyright 2017 Connie Beckman

Connie Beckman resides in Helena, Montana with her husband. She is a member of the Cathedral of St Helena Parish and the Catholic Writer’s Guild. She is a former feature story writer for a bi-weekly newspaper and has been published in many Catholic magazines. Connie shares her joy and love of God at her website: www.conniescatholiccorner.com.

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