Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. John XXIII, Pope & St. Canice, Abbot

October 11th, 2016
"’Did he not who made the outside clean not make the inside too." Luke 11 : 40

Jesus is invited to a meal in the house of a Pharisee who is scandalised that Jesus does not first perform the rituals of washing. Nothing is said but Jesus reads the heart of the Pharisee and reproaches him for his hypocrisy. The Pharisee was laying too much stress on rituals and appearances. He did not understand that all that was needed was a clean heart more than a clean body.


Jesus we hear your words but give us an understanding of their meaning as we ask ourselves : ‘’why we are acting as we do.’’ Jesus, give us the courage not to do things for show or the wrong reason. Jesus, keep us on the straight and narrow. May we always be true to you. Amen