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Archive for April 23rd, 2022

MEDITATION:

Written by Wendy Miller, a contemporary author. This is an excerpt from her book “Learning to Listen.”

We do not come to be with Jesus because we are righteous or strong. The people gathered around Jesus because they were needy. In his sermon, Jesus begins to explain the profound difference between the religious leaders’ teaching about attaining righteousness through their interpretation of the Law and traditions and the greater righteousness that moves beyond the Law to a relationship with God in Jesus Christ. Our sinful, restricted self is uncomfortable and fights being revealed. But deeper within us is the longing for God, placed within our true self by God. We come to God as we are: caught by sin and longing for God, and we are always met by God’s grace and mercy.

PRAYER:

Written by Allan Sabroso, a contemporary liturgy coordinator.

Father in heaven, our hearts desire the warmth of your love, and our minds are searching for the light of your Word. Increase our longing for Christ our Savior and give us the strength to grow in love, that the dawn of his coming may find us rejoicing in his presence and welcoming the light of his truth. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

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