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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 21, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Do we look back on our successes and think to ourselves all our hardwork has paid off. Now let’s look forward to the next challenge. How do I make more money? What is the next latest toy to own? What is the next property to have?

While we once attributed our little successes to God and His grace, how is it with so much more we tend to forget Him? If we say we have not, how much deeper has our faith grown? How much more have we served Him today? How much more have we loved our neighbor? How much time have we spent with our community and not just with whom we know?

Our loving Father will provide all that we will ever need, can we be content to live with what Is given? Can we be content to remain faithful in His love for us? To do only what He wills for and of us?

Lord Jesus help me remain steadfast in my love and service to You and my brethren. Amen

GOSPEL Matthew 6:24–34

Jesus said to his disciples:“No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life–span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”