Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20, Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 & 23, Matthew 23:1-12

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 & 23, 
Matthew 23:1-12

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20

My Beloved, all that the Father desires is that we put away our evil deeds and turn to Him who is all loving and all good. No sin is so grave that it is beyond the capacity of His loving Heart to forgive.  He has ensured for as long as time lasts that every sin and every sinner who repents of his sins will be received and embraced for He loved His prodigal children very much. In fact God's love for us is scandalous considering how unworthy we are.. Sin put an irrevocable barrier between us and nothing but the life of the Son of God could destroy that barrier.

Anyone would agree that it was too high a price but the Father paid it. A jaw dropping price that can only leave us awestruck and humbled at the extent of God's love for us and Your love for the Father in paying it.  In doing so Beloved You have won for Yourself the love of all who believe.

Thank You for the wonderful Sacrament of Reconciliation where we wash ourselves in the Blood of the Lamb.

Thank You Lord.

Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 & 23

My Beloved, these verses clearly reveal to us what is acceptable in Your sight You do not desire any offering we make if they are just an external and shallow display of piety. You desire that we accept whatever discipline You send us in the right spirit for it builds character. We must keep Your words ever before us and be guided by them only then will our offerings of thanksgiving and praise be pleasing in Your sight. You will show us the way to the Father's House and we will walk in it.

Matthew 23:1-12

My Beloved, today You ask us to obey our spiritual leaders when they teach us Your Word and Your law however when the lives they lead is far away from the truths they preach we must not imitate them.

How often we see leaders lording it over others. They are proud, unfriendly, unapproachable, standoffish, clubbing only with those they consider their equals. They are proud of their spiritual gifts forgetting that they are given to them in order that they are used in the service of others.

You showed us that humility and obedience are the two most sure ways to be pleasing to God. thank You Beloved for all the wonderfully, saintly people in the world who teach us both by their words and their example. Above all let us learn from You who though You were the greatest were humble even unto death on the Cross.

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