Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Camillus de Lellis

July 14th, 2015
"Then he began to reproach those cities in which most of his miracles had been wrought. For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have done penance long ago in sackcloth and ashes." Matthew 11 : 20

Jesus was saddened by the poor reception he got in Chorozin and Bethsaida.   As he said himself, “a prophet is never accepted in his own country.”  He condemned the inhabitants for their obstinacy and hardness of heart.  They totally rejected Christ and his message.  St. John tells us that “Christ came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10 : 10)  Matthew, the Apostle,  sees in Christ a new Moses,  a new Israel.   That is how it is with those who are open to Christ,  who accept him and his message.  He came that we might have life,  that is eternal life,  a life lived in and with God here and hereafter.  Only in that life that Christ is offering us will we find our eternal happiness.  Christ wishes us to have an abundance of peace and joy in our lives despite the difficulties and problems that inevitably arise due to our human condition.  God does not expect us to be perfect.  As Scripture tells us the just man falls seven times a day.  But he gets up again each time.  And so must we all.  We have a loving God who knows how weak we are.


So, let us pray to Him :- Lord, we know you live in our deepest soul and nothing we say or do can ever separate us from you. Help us to stay close to you always. Amen