Mon., June 12, 2017
2 Cor 1:1-7; Matthew 5:1-12
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” – Mt 5:3
In today’s Gospel, Jesus gave us the Beatitudes. Have I adopted these simple rules to my life?
Lord, I know that these rules will go a long way to help me toward salvation. Help me to better adopt them to my life. Grant me the courage to change whatever in my life stops me from abserving your Beatitudes.
Tues., June 13, 2017
St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church
2 Corinthians 1:18-22; Matthew 5:13-16
Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. – Mt 5:16
Jesus tells us that our light should shine so others can see the good that we do. Do I allow my light to shine for others?
Lord, there are times that I would rather not allow others to see my light. Help me to realize that by allowing my light to shine for others, I will help lead them to salvation through you.
Wed., June 14, 2017
2 Corinthians 3:4-11; Matthew 5:17-19
” … whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” – Mt 5:19
Jesus encourages us to spread the Good News. How have I passed the word of God on to others?
Lord, I try very hard to spread your good news – sometimes I fail. Help me to understand my weaknesses in this area and grant me the courage to step out in spreading your good news.
Thurs., June 15, 2017
2 Cor 3:15-4:1, 3-6; Matthew 5:20-26
Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that
of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus cautions us against anger. How might anger affect my relationship with God?
Lord, I try not to do this but there are times that I become angry for different reasons. Help me to control my anger. Grant me the strength to never let my anger come between me and my relationship with you.
Fri., June 16, 2017
2 Cor 4:7-15; Mt 5:27-32
How might we help families who are having difficulties?
Lord, please help me to pray for those who are having problems in their relationships. Help families turn to you in times of both light and darkness.