February 26, 2017
Isaiah 49: 14-15; I Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6: 24-34
Jude Siciliano, OP
From today’s Gospel reading:
Jesus said, "No one can serve two masters.
You will either hate one and love the other,
Or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon.
We could use the Sermon on the Mount we have been hearing these Sundays, as a guide for our Lenten practice. Why not use a portion of the Sermon each evening as our nightly examen? So, for example, based on today’s gospel, we might ask ourselves: Today did I try to serve two masters and thus compromise my love for Christ? Though I might be in a tight financial situation, did my worrying leave God’s loving providence out of the picture?
So we ask ourselves:
- How seriously do I take Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount?
- Which of his teachings do I find the hardest to fulfill?