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.
Daily Guidelines: July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 Friday
Gospel: Matthew 12:1-8
“Mercy is what pleases me, not sacrifice”
“There is something greater here than the temple.” How often do we miss this point in life. We go through our lives sometimes out of routine. We follow rules because we grew up with it. Sadly, sometimes we really forget why we do the things we do. God is in our midst, always. He doesn’t want us to live our lives out of obligation, out of routine, out of getting used to what has been. Don’t offer him sacrifices because that has been the norm. Offer him what he rightly deserves… our imitation of him, our imitation of his mercy. He only desired one thing from us… it is to love one another. And MERCY = LOVE.
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