Tuesday, 06th February, 2024
A life with Christ vs. A life in Christ
  • 1 Kings 8:22-23,27-30
  • Psalm 84:3-5,10-11
  • Mark 7:1-13

Today’s readings remind us of the experience of walking with Christ in contrast to walking in Christ. In the first reading, there is a cry for God to come down to the temple. The presence of God is seen as dwelling within the Temple. In the Gospel proclamation, we are invited to an ‘in Christ’ experience, where God is intimately involved in our lives. He desires intimacy; he desires a love relationship with us, an experience where we feel his embrace deep within us. The Psalmist beautifully elaborates this in today’s responsorial psalm: “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere” (vs 10). When we have the Lord Jesus in our lives we are complete, we do not need anything or anyone else. However, this is an experience which the Holy Spirit alone can give us. Without him our lives would be empty. Let us desire to experience Christ within us. As we sit in prayer let us say this prayer to the Holy Spirit: “Come Holy Spirit, come and fill my heart”.

PRAYER: Abba Father, may I experience your presence in a deeper way. Amen.

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