Monday 27 August 2018

About Today Readings

St Monica.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12. Psalm 95(96):1-5. Matthew 23:13-22.

Proclaim his marvellous deeds to all the nations—Psalm 95(96):1-5.

‘We pray continually that our God will make you worthy of his call, and by his power fulfil all your desires for goodness.’

Taking a legalistic attitude towards life is easy. Do good, and earn the rewards due to the just. Jesus does not challenge righteousness or moral direction but reminds us that God’s way transcends laws and parameters.

God’s way is mercy and love; a way of open doors and gentle understanding. His judgment is one of love above all righteousness. He, who is love, made himself the altar on which the covenant between people and God is signed, and he calls on us that we, too, might behold love as the altar on which our offerings might find their true worth and meaning.

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