Archive for 'Piety'

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 […]

Honoring God on the Sabbath

Matthew 12: 1-8 Is 38: 1-6, 21-22, 7-8 / Is 38: 10-12, 16 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. (Matthew 12: 8) God asks but little of our time For us to honor Him at Mass; So let us leave all cares behind, Adore HIM ere this week will pass At […]

The Beatitudes

Matthew 5: 1-12a Rev 7:2-4,9-14 / Ps 24:1-6 / 1 Jn 3:1-3 Blessed are the poor in spirit… (Matthew 5:3) Our Lord gave us the Beatitudes That like His saints we may be blessed. Today, praise God with all gratitude For the hope of eternal rest. Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down. […]

The Four Kinds of Soil

Luke 8: 4-15 1 Tim 6: 13-16 / Psa 100 …the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. (Luke 8:15) In virtuous hearts, God’s fertile soil, The Word of Jesus shall take root. By His grace and […]

Our Daily Prayer

Luke 11: 1-4 Gal 2: 1-2,7-14 / Psa 117 When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins’ … (Luke 11:2-4) For forgiveness and daily bread, And protection from harm’s way; We never know what lies ahead, So pray Our Father […]

True Acts of Piety

Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 2 Kgs 2: 1,6-14 / Ps 31: 20, 21, 24 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 […]