Tuesday, 13th February, 2024
The holiness and constancy of God
  • James 1:12-18
  • Psalm 94:12-15,18-19
  • Mark 8:14-21

Jesus shows his disappointment to the disciples, that despite the wonderful signs of God’s power they were unable to understand. They were caught up in the mundane. That is why Jesus warns them of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod: the world’s view. He cautions the disciples not to be like the pharisees after experiencing God in their midst. Aren’t we all guilty of this sin to different degrees? Do we still carry that leaven of a world which symbolizes corrupting power and evil which keeps pushing us to that which is not pleasing to God? It disrupts the fibre of our inner selves so we need to open ourselves to his power. Let us to look to the Father who does not change and whose holiness and constancy is touched by nothing. Let us say “Behold, Lord I cast upon you my concerns. You know my ignorance and my weakness, teach me and heal me; because your only Son, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, redeemed me with his blood.” (St Augustine)

PRAYER: Abba Father, thank you for setting me free. Amen.

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