First Tuesday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD First Tuesday of LENT March 3, 2020 WORD of the DAY In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven… (Matthew 6: 7-9) How shall I live this Word? How many useless words we say every day, good but also bad words, words of appreciation but also of accusation, words that make us grow but also that deeply kill the heart. How many useless words we say to clarify, to explain, to apologize, and the more we speak, the more we are convinced that we are appreciated and admired for what we say. Jesus teaches us that it is not necessary to speak much, because a single word, small and simple, is enough to say everything, the word is Abba, Father. This is because the Father loves His children and knows them completely; because the Father knows how to forgive and is able to foresee excuses with His love. Because the Father knows what we need...