Prayer of the Day
Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary MajorAugust 5th, 2014
Jesus came as a disturber of the peace. He showed up the self-centredness of what passed as religious observance. The Pharisees and scribes were good people but Jesus couldn’t get through to them. They were self- righteous and sure of their own salvation. Jesus disturbed their sense of security and they wanted to get rid of him. In this passage Jesus is trying to tell them, and us, that the words that flow out of our mouth comes from what is in our hearts. If we are filled with the love of God then we will judge mercifully. Too often we are negative in our criticisms of the faults of others forgetting that we too are imperfect. We need to turn to the Lord in our weakness.