June 20,2018 - Wednesday
Gospel - Mt 6:1-6; 16-18
No to Walking Billboards
We have to admit, it is a challenge to live out the Gospel. The reading today reminds us not to draw attention to ourselves when we give alms, praying for people to be seen, looking sad and pathetic so people know we are fasting. Rather, we are called to do our good deeds under the gaze of God alone. Our Father sees and knows what we have done.
What do we do? We are called to also live our faith and be witnesses to others. How is it to not display righteousness versus rendering acts to be emulated ? The practice of alms giving, praying and fasting are meant to seek God’s attention and recompense. Not for human attention and praises.
We pray to the Holy Trinity to purify our motives, direct our steps. To enable us to do what is right, for the right reason. Amen!