Tuesday 16 January 2024

About Today Readings

1 Samuel 16:1–13. I have found David, my servant – Psalm 88(89):20–22, 27–28. Mark 2:23–28.

Charity and open-heartedness

The first reading and psalm today speaks to us about finding the true servant. Is that what God will find in us? A true servant, or are we like the Pharisees in the Gospel and quick to judge the actions of others, even though we don’t truly understand them? What does it mean to be a servant? The challenge for us is to let God be the judge, and not us. Is the Gospel asking us to be generous today, no matter what the rules or what the cost? Jesus isn’t asking us to break the rules; however, there is a question about how much we should do for the other, to be always charitable and open-hearted.

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