Prayer of the Day
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
February 11th, 2014
"‘’You put aside the commandments of God to observe human tradition.’’"
Mark 7 : 8
Here the Pharisees and scribes are carefully scrutinising the behaviour of the disciples of Jesus as some of them were not observing the tradition of the elders. Jesus is questioned about it and immediately comes to their defence. For Jesus the commandments of God are all important, not human traditions.
Jesus, have pity on us when we do not let ourselves be transformed by your words and example. Open our minds and hearts to know the difference between your precepts and those propagated by the world around us. Enlighten our conscience to know the difference and keep us faithful to you. Amen