Eleventh Wednesday of Ordinary Time

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...