Prayer of the Day
Feast of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor of the ChurchJuly 21st, 2015
"Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven, he is my brother and sister and mother." Matthew 12 : 50
Jesus was not denying his responsibility to his earthly family. On the contrary, he criticised the religious leaders for not following the Old Testament command to honour their parents. He provided for his Mother’s security as he hung on the cross. His mother and brothers were present in the upper room at Pentecost. Instead, Jesus was pointing out that spiritual relationships are as binding as physical ones, and he was paving the way for a new community of believers – the universal church – our spiritual family.
Lord, help me to seek you and recognise you in the least of my brothers and sisters. Amen