On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 8, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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We know that the Word of God is alive, active and life giving. But why is it not a great desire for most to hear His Word and dwell on it? How can there me more important things to do? Or how can we be too lazy? We should be very excited and eager to be nourished and to receive His life giving grace through His Word and Will for us.

The Word made flesh and dwelt among us. And He our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ taught us a perfect, complete prayer which  invokes powerful graces when prayed in reverence and fervour. On each line we dwell on our God our Heavenly Father’s omnipotence and His great love and mercy for us. How then can we His children do or say things that mars His Holy Name?

Most of all how can we withhold forgiveness of one another? Jesus forgave us from the Cross, can we do any less?

Your will be done Lord, now and forever. Amen

First reading

Isaiah 55:10-11 ·

The word that goes out from my mouth does not return to me empty

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

How to pray

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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