Monday 15 January 2018

About Today Readings

St Ita.

1 Samuel 15:16-23. Psalm 49(50):8-9, 16-17, 21, 23. Mark 2:18-22.

To the upright I will show the saving power of God—Psalm 49(50):8-9, 16-17, 21, 23.

‘How come your disciples do not fast?’

How is it that you, Lord, do not enforce the strict regulations on your disciples? Reflecting on the reading from Samuel and the psalm, together with your words, it seems that what you want above all is not slavish obedience but a loving obedience that inspires loving service.

Lord, it is not easy to see our real motives. We often rationalise our actions to suit ourselves, not to suit you, while picking and choosing what constitutes loving obedience. As always, we need your Spirit to help us to be truly loving and obedient in your way, not ours You condemned the righteous who arrogantly judged others. Give me a heart like yours.


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