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The Feast of the Sacred Heart

Matthew 11: 25-30 Dt 7: 6-11 / Ps 103: 1-4, 6-7, 8, 10 / 1 Jn 4: 7-16 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29) No burden is too heavy, No task too hard to […]

The Perfect Prayer

Matthew 6: 7-15 2 Cor.11:1-11 97: 1-7 Your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him. (Matthew 6: 8) Pray the ‘Our Father’ every day, That all the world’s conflicts may cease; As Jesus has shown us the way, Let’s pray it constantly for peace. Jesus instructed His disciples on praying: “Your Father knows […]

True Acts of Piety

Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 2 Cor 9:6-11 / Psa 112 Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1) Good deeds done in ostentation Are soon exposed as hypocrisy; God’s love comes as revelation In […]

The Difficulty of Loving

Matthew 5:43-48 2Cor 8:19 / Psa 146 “Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:44-45) God loves even those whom we reject For their perceived inequities; He wants our love to be perfect By praying for our enemies. “You have heard […]

Turning the Other Cheek

Matthew 5: 38-42 2 Cor 6:1-10 / Ps 98 If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5:39) Revenge torments my soul and mind, True peace and joy how can I seek? Help me Lord in my heart to find Your grace to turn the other cheek. “You […]

Swearing

Matthew 5: 33-37 2 Cor.5: 14-21 / Psa 103 I tell you, do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. (Matthew 5:34-35) Grant me grace, Lord, my tongue restrain […]