Tuesday 16 October 2018

About Today Readings

St Hedwig. St Margaret Mary Alacoque.

Galatians 5:1-6. Psalm 118(119):41, 43-45, 47-48. Luke 11:37-41.

Let your loving kindness come to me, O Lord – Psalm 118(119):41, 43-45, 47-48.

‘You clean the outside, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.’

Lord it seems that you were an uncomfortable dinner guest, looking beyond the etiquette to the real person of your host. It is so easy to do the outward actions that make us respectable in case others look down on us for not conforming.

What is within usually shows on the outside, so we ask you to give us your grace to tear down the façade. It is, of course, important to have something genuine behind the façade. What is genuine? It would be good to have true humility behind the façade – that is, accepting oneself and looking with eyes of love on everyone else.

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