Thursday 25 June 2020

About Today Readings

2 Kings 24:8-17. For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us – Psalm 78(79):1-5, 8-9. Matthew 7:21-29.

‘Only those who do what the Father wants them to do will enter the kingdom of God’

Let us look at the word covenant – a binding commitment to an agreement by both parties. God has made his commitment clear in these readings and calls on us for a response.

Because of kings who ‘did evil in the sight of God’, Jerusalem was destroyed and people were exiled to Babylon. The psalmist calls on God’s compassion to renew the covenant and restore the relationship so broken.

Let us put ourselves into the space that God’s love creates for us, without fear or doubt. In this silent space we will discover what God wants from us. Not hypocrisy – just saying ‘Lord, Lord’ – but faith which is as solid as a house built on a rock, resisting all attacks. Lord, please grant us the grace of perseverance throughout our lives to remain faithful to our covenant with you.

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