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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 11, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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The Word of God is Love, it enriches our body, mind and souls. It refreshes heals and gives life. Why then do we shun it? Or do not make time to listen? How are we blind to its worth which is invaluable? Do we instead go for imitations? Or engage ourselves with meaningless distractions?

The living Word has come to save us so that we may have new life in Him. Christ Jesus had shown us on numerous occasions when He walked with us, on how we were to pray to our heavenly Father. He always made it a point to stay away from the crowds to spend some quiet, quality time with His Father in prayer. Likewise we are invited to the same and just as He forgives us our sins ; we too are to forgive the sins of those who have wronged us.

In one voice let us say the perfect prayer our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ taught us ;

Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy Name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who have trespass against us,
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen

FIRST READING
Isaiah 55:10–11

GOSPEL
Matthew 6:7–15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This is how you are to pray:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

“If you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”