Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Sermon on the Mount

At the moment the ordinary Mass readings are from the Sermon on the Mount. Today we heard the Gospel that is read on Ash Wednesday. It reminds us that God sees what is in the heart whilst Man cares for the externals. Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving are the means to draw closer to God but are not for simply outward show.

I like praying but I  know that I should give more time to prayer. The lockdown has been great for providing more time to pray but it is amazing how much more time can be wasted. I have never been keen on fasting but it is a powerful tool to gain self knowledge and learn dependence on God. Almsgiving is truly personal and each of us will give an account of how we have shared the goods and gifts we have been entrusted with.

It was great to see so many people in church today, Alleluia

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