Prayer of the Day
Feast of St. DominicAugust 8th, 2016
In this passage we see Matthew’s Jesus conforming to the Jewish law. Matthew’s Gospel was firstly directed at the Christian converts from Judaism, and Matthew is keen to point out how well Jesus obeyed even in tariff giving to the Temple upkeep. The first part of the Passage refers to the Passion prediction ; strangely juxtaposed as we are aware that Jesus was unjustly prosecuted for non-compliance with Jewish law! However the miracle of finding the fish to locate the coin also highlights perhaps the scarcity of ready money in the Capernaum household, where Jesus sometimes lodged with Simon Peter’s family!
Lord help us to share willingly our goods and talents with others. Help us support our governments. Amen