“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – – Matthew 12:7

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TODAY’S WORD…

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“‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'”

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– Matthew 12:7

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REFLECTION…

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Here Jesus is quoting from Hosea 6:6.

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It is not that our Lord does not want the sacrifices we offer Him:

He is, however, stressing that, above all, He desires steadfast love and compassion;

and that every sacrifice should come from the heart,

because charity should imbue everything a Christian does – especially his worship of God.

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It is, after all, the same Jesus who tells us

“So if you are offering your gift at the altar,

and there remember that your brother has something against you,

leave your gift there before the altar

and go – first to be reconciled to your brother,

and then come and offer your gift.” (Mat 5:23-24)

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PRAYER…

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Remove my pride, Lord, and help me make that first move.

Lord Jesus, I want to forgive. I want to be like You.

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