Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuesday of the Second Week
In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “you have one instructor, the Messiah.” He reminds us of one of the commandments, “you shalt have no other gods before Me.” Essentially, this commandment means that we are supposed to put God first in our lives. We are supposed to serve Him and love Him in everything we do. Can we honestly say that we put Christ before all other things in our lives?

Take a moment to think about your daily routine.  The first thing I usually think about in the morning is my work and the chores that need to get done during the day. Sometimes I get so lost in my schoolwork that I forget to take some time off for reflection and quiet. However, it is often during these quiet moments that God speaks to us. How can we listen to what He is saying if we are always busy?

Thankfully, Jesus taught us that God loves us so much that He will forgive us even if we don’t always put Him first. In this Lenten season of reflection and improvement, it is time to think about how we can put God first in our lives. Incorporating daily prayer, listening to hymns, or even just sitting down with our eyes closed are ways to improve our relationship with God.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of Your Son, who taught us to live in Your ways. Help us to serve You in all that we do and put You first in our lives. Amen.
Amanda Costa, ‘15

First Reading: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23
Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12

Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website

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