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.
Aug28, 2018- Tuesday
Gospel: Matthew 23:23-26
Jesus teaching emphasizes that it is not what is on the outside that matters but what is on the inside of us. In contrast, the Religious Leaders did all their deeds to be seen by men. Putting on their best garments to look a righteous man of God. But “clothes do not make the man”. Jesus went about doing his mission dressed just like everyone else.
The point is that Jesus teaching is not to make us look good, rather aimed at transforming us day by day from the inside out. By focusing on the interior life and set free from sin can we become more like him. Spending more time in prayer, we draw ourselves closer into his image & likeness. So that Jesus may live through you and me.
Today let us ask St Agustine to intercede for us that we may be delivered in our pre-occupation to pleasing man. Rather to remain our gaze to Jesus the giver of life. #PrayVD