Thursday June 22
Hold fast to the true Gospel
  • 2 Corinthians 11:1-11
  • Psalm 111:1-4,7-8
  • Matthew 6:7-15

The first reading highlights Saint Paul’s zealous love for the Church which is the Body of Christ. Saint Paul mentions that he has betrothed us to our Maker, to present us as a chaste virgin to Christ. The apostle Paul is dealing with probably the most powerful tool, the most dangerous threat to a church. The devil infiltrates and causes the destruction of a church from within by teachers who are veering off from the truth. In our own times we see this through the numerous churches that spring up presenting their own versions of the Gospel. In the Gospel proclamation, the Lord Jesus highlights that God is our good Father and his care over us is so immense that he knows our needs even before we ask of him. Since we have a Father who is in complete control over our lives, our ultimate focus should be to partner with the Father along with the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in establishing his kingdom upon this land, so that his holy and loving will, will become a reality on earth as it is in heaven.

Prayer: Abba Father, may we proclaim the reality of your kingdom by loving our enemies and depending on your unfailing love. Amen.

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