Saturday 20 June 2020

About Today Readings

Immaculate Heart of Mary

2 Chronicles 24:17-25. For ever I will keep my love for him – Psalm 88(89):4-5, 29-34. Matthew 6:24-34.

‘Do not worry’

Much of what Jesus says in this Gospel is familiar. He tells us not to be worried about what is happening in our lives. Not to be overly anxious about what we eat, drink or wear. Jesus does not look down on our concerns for money, clothes and the things we need every day, even telling us to pray for our daily bread! Instead, what he does do is to warn us of the futility of worry and anxiety which can take our mind and heart off what is really essential in our lives. He gives us a wonderful example of God’s loving care for his people and his great desire to bring us closer to him.

We, in turn, must then try to respond as fully as we can to Jesus’ call to ‘lay up our treasure in heaven, for that is where our hearts will be also.

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