Saturday 10 June 2017

About Today Readings

Tobit 12:1, 5-15, 20. Tobit 13:2, 6-8. Mark 12:38-44.

Blessed be God, who lives forever—Tobit 13:2, 6-8.

Love shows itself better in actions than in words.

In today’s gospel we see Jesus congratulating the scribe who was able to profess in words the importance of loving God and your neighbour as yourself. But many of the scribes were notorious for paying lip-service to God’s command to love one’s neighbour.

Only a few verses further on they are described as  those ‘who swallow the property of widows, while making a lengthy show of prayers’.

Lord, help me. I know that I am weak and sinful, and that my selfishness often prevents me from loving and caring for others the way I love and care for myself.

Help me, Jesus, to express my love for you not just in words and empty gestures, but in concrete acts of kindness, generosity and justice.

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