Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying,
"The scribes and the Pharisees
have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.
Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you,
but do not follow their example.
For they preach but they do not practice.
They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry
and lay them on people’s shoulders,
but they will not lift a finger to move them.
All their works are performed to be seen.
They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.
They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues,
greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation 'Rabbi.'
As for you, do not be called 'Rabbi.'
You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers.
Call no one on earth your father;
you have but one Father in heaven.
Do not be called 'Master';
you have but one master, the Christ.
The greatest among you must be your servant.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled;
but whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

Matthew 23:1-12


Dear Father it is to you alone we call Father for you are our Father. There are many titles given to us in our lifetime but none truly belong to us. We are grateful for the life you have given us and the teaching of your Son Jesus whom we call Master because we are his servants, continuing his work. Look kindly upon us Father as we turn our eyes and hearts to you in our everyday needs where we also serve you. Amen

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