On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: March 7, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


What good are our words if it does not come from a relationship with the Lord our God? How empty then is our praise and worship!

The deep relationship with the Lord that we seek can only come through the pondering, chewing, meditating, praying and living of His Word in scripture. Slowly but surely we will hear His voice. Signs of transformation will be a prayer life that begins and ends with Him.

We cannot say we love God and cherish His Word, if there is no mercy and forgiveness in our hearts. Through His grace learn to forgive always.

Lord Jesus let my words be Your words and may your mercy and love reign in my heart always. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 55:10-11

Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.’

Gospel
Matthew 6:7-15

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘In your prayers do not babble as the pagans do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard. Do not be like them; your Father knows what you need before you ask him. So you should pray like this:

‘Our Father in heaven,
may your name be held holy, your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven those who are in debt to us. And do not put us to the test, but save us from the evil one.

‘Yes, if you forgive others their failings, your heavenly Father will forgive you yours; but if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failings either.’

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