FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
11th Wednesday of Ordinary Time
June 19, 2019
WORD of the DAY
When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. (Matthew 6: 2-4)
How shall I live this Word?
Another appeal of the Teacher towards interiority. The relationship with Him escapes from the spectacular and finds its root in the intimate. It is the unconsciousness of self, “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” in order to reflect on the glory of God. When you pray, dwell in your heart and listen to Jesus knocking at your door. He wants to come to dine with you and give you the source of life. In the silence of your being, listen to the inner Teacher, who with unspeakable groans repeats ‘Abba, Father’. It is the pinnacle of bliss… the joy of union in the heart of the Trinity.
The Voice of Silvano Fausti, Biblist
In me there is an inner place, isolated from the outside, from where I draw my life. It seems dark, but it is the very source of light. It is my window to God, from which my ‘I’ springs. There I am myself, and God is more in me than I am. In that ‘secret’ place I am what I am, because face to face with “I Am”. There I draw what is needed to live, indeed the very source of life.
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