FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
11th Saturday of Ordinary Time
June 22, 2019
WORD of the DAY
If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. (Matthew 6: 30-32)
How shall I live this Word?
Once again, using daily, simple images, Jesus speaks to us about the tenderness of the Father, about His care for all of us. We can rest assured and trust the One who, in addition to dressing the grass in the field with magnificent colors, knows our needs and responds to our expectations. The will of the Teacher to show the Father is very moving; His fatherly face is recalled 195 times in the Gospels, always in an attitude of caring, benevolence, mercy. So let us distance worry and inconclusive concerns, which take up space and time from our occupations. The mantra of the Christian is “Live the moment and live it in love”.
Today I will often repeat slowly the prayer Jesus taught us, ‘Our Father’, and I will let myself be wrapped in His tenderness.
The Voice of L. Cerfeaux, Theologian
Concrete immediate trust in Divine Providence is like the tassel of hope’s mantle.
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Via dell’Ateneo Salesiano 81, 00139 Rome, Italy
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