Tuesday, 2nd Week of Lent, 3nd March, 2015
Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Cease doing evil.
Learn to do good,
Search for justice,
Discipline the violent,
Be just to the orphan,
Plead for the widow.
…Jesus said: ‘the scribes and the Pharisees occupy the chair of Moses. You must therefore do and observe what they tell you: but do not be guided by what they do, since they do not practice what they preach…..
Today's lesson is about being on guard against religious hypocrisy -
always a potential trap, as we grow in our desire.
Again, we turn to our God for help, our God whose love is "unfailing."
To the upright
I will show the saving power of God.
-- Psalm 50
Help us in this Lenten season to listen more frequently to your word,
-that we may celebrate the solemnity of Easter with greater love for Christ, our paschal teacher,
-that we may encourage those in doubt and error to follow what is true and good.
Enable us to enter more deeply into the mystery of the Anointed One,
-that our lives may reveal him more effectively.
Purify and renew your Church in this time of salvation,
-that it may give an even greater witness to you.
God in heaven and in my life,
guide me and protect me.
Lead me with your love away from harm
and guide me on the right path.
May your Spirit inspire the Church
and make us an instrument of your love and guidance.
Thank you for your care for us. Amen