Today dear Jesus I ponder on Your great love for us. On how You constantly seek to gather Your flock unto Yourself. Of how You freely gave up Your body as a loving sacrifice so that we can be reunited with You; One in Your Body.
And as I ponder these things I realise how self absorbed, self centred I’ve been. I have been lazy in my faith, seeking to be fed never feeding. Seeking to be forgiven yet often holding back forgiveness. My love for You was a private one not to be shared. And I never sought a deep meaningful relationship with You because I was too busy with everything else, my worldly life! For these and all my sins I am truly sorry.
Jesus, my Lord, my God I seek communion with You now and always. I seek not only to be encouraged but to encourage others to live Your Word faithfully. I want to be Your light for all the world to see. And as we Your One Body grows so will our faith, love and charity. Glory to You O Lord. Amen
Through the blood of Jesus we have the right to enter the sanctuary, by a new way which he has opened for us, a living opening through the curtain, that is to say, his body. And we have the supreme high priest over all the house of God. So as we go in, let us be sincere in heart and filled with faith, our minds sprinkled and free from any trace of bad conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us keep firm in the hope we profess, because the one who made the promise is faithful. Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works. Do not stay away from the meetings of the community, as some do, but encourage each other to go; the more so as you see the Day drawing near.
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Would you bring in a lamp to put it under a tub or under the bed? Surely you will put it on the lamp-stand? For there is nothing hidden but it must be disclosed, nothing kept secret except to be brought to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to this.’
He also said to them, ‘Take notice of what you are hearing. The amount you measure out is the amount you will be given – and more besides; for the man who has will be given more; from the man who has not, even what he has will be taken away.’