June 15, 2018 – Friday
Gospel - Mt 5:27-32
“You shall not commit adultery....”
Jesus talks about purity of heart--the source of all human acts; the depths of our soul and spirit. The heart symbolizes what is most intimate in the person. Thus if we have a close relationship with the Lord, the thoughts, actions, and plans coming from one’s heart are pure and pleasing to the Lord.
We do not give in to temptations, we do not entertain lustful thoughts, we are guarded and avoid places of sin. We guard our eyes, our ears, our senses. Our deepest thoughts are concern for a clean life, and prioritize on what is critical to living devoutly with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
We reject moments of infidelity, but focus on searching where more joy, peace and harmony will be found and cultivated.
We pray to Mama Mary to not abandon us in our moments of weakness; lean on her as a source of strength and a role model for chastity and faithfulness.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.