Thursday 28 January 2021

About Today Readings

St Thomas Aquinas

Hebrews 10:19-25. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face – Psalm 23(24):1-6. Mark 4:21-25.

In the measure you give, you shall receive

The psalmist assures us that we cannot claim to be truly seeking intimacy with God if our heart is set on ‘worthless things’. Preoccupied with the demands of daily life, we can unthinkingly push God, from whom all blessings come, to the margins of our existence.

We would then have good reason to confess to God with Augustine: ‘Unceasingly, I hesitated and turned away from you, the one and only; I lost myself in multiplicity … You were with me, but I was not with you.’ Happily, Augustine came to his senses, acknowledging that his deepest yearnings could only be filled when his restless heart came to rest in God.

Lord, with clean hands and pure heart, may I seek you all the days of my life.

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