TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY
Mark 7, 1-13:
“This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”
Once again, Jesus wants you to take a deep look at yourself so you don’t fall into the sin of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law.
They thought that by externally observing some rituals and mechanically reciting some prayers they had more than enough.
And they looked with disapproving eyes on those who, for whatever reason, broke some of these precepts.
They did not realize that good and evil reside in the heart of every human being.
If the heart is healthy, good words, good feelings, and good deeds will spring up.
But if the heart is rotten, everything that comes out of it will be rubbish.
Revitalize your heart so that all that sprouts from it is life and life in abundance.
The best medicine and vitamin for your heart is prayer and the sacraments.
Antonio Maria Sanjuan Marin, cmf