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.
March 3, 2020 Tuesday
Gospel: Mt 6:7-15
“This is how you are to pray”
A part of the three pillars for the Lenten Season is prayer. Jesus has taught us how to pray with the “Our Father”, where there is a series of declaration and petitions affirming our relationship with God.
In the part “And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sinned against us”, do we truly recognise and realise that as we ask for God’s forgiveness, the same is asked from us? That we should also be able to increase our capacity to forgive those who hurt us. Challenging, sin't it? Forgiveness includes reconciliation. Yet, this is most liberating -- the fruit is inner peace.
Today, we pray for all the people who have hurt us directly or indirectly. We ask for the gift of forgiveness, healing of relationships and peace .