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Our Father:  A Look At Matthew 6:9-10

Our Father: A Look At Matthew 6:9-10

December 7, 2020

In today's passage we begin to dig into the Our Father.  We say it at every Mass and probably in our personal prayer time, but what do these words mean?

The Father Knows:  A Look At Matthew 6:7-8

The Father Knows: A Look At Matthew 6:7-8

December 3, 2020

In today's passage Jesus warns us against using empty phrases and using faithless prayer.  The Father knows what we need so let's not be afraid to go to Him in prayer.

Don’t Be Like The Hypocrites:  A Look At Matthew 6:5-6

Don’t Be Like The Hypocrites: A Look At Matthew 6:5-6

December 2, 2020

In today's passage Jesus warns about hypocrisy regarding prayer.  What are our intentions in prayer?  Are we trying to bring honor and glory to ourselves?

Give Alms In Secret:  A Look At Matthew 6:3-4

Give Alms In Secret: A Look At Matthew 6:3-4

December 1, 2020

In today's passage Jesus implores us to do good deeds for the right reasons.  Out of love for God and neighbor.  Not to bring praise on ourselves.

Sound No Trumpet: A Look At Matthew 6:1-2

Sound No Trumpet: A Look At Matthew 6:1-2

November 30, 2020

In today's passage Jesus warns against wrong intentions regarding piety.  Are we praying and doing good deeds for the right intention?  Or just to get praise from the world?

Be perfect:  A Look At Matthew 5:46-48

Be perfect: A Look At Matthew 5:46-48

November 23, 2020

In today's Jesus elaborates on the importance of loving one's enemies. Jesus is advocating for a higher morality than that found in the Old covenant.

Love Your Enemies:  A Look At Matthew 5:43-45

Love Your Enemies: A Look At Matthew 5:43-45

November 19, 2020
In today's passage Jesus draws a comparison between enemies and friends.  Basically if we only love those who love us we are no better than pagans.
Be Generous:  A Look At Matthew 5:40-42

Be Generous: A Look At Matthew 5:40-42

November 18, 2020

In today's passage Jesus continues to discuss retaliation in a way that seems odd.  He tells us to be generous.

Turn The Other Cheek?  A Look At Matthew 5:38-39

Turn The Other Cheek? A Look At Matthew 5:38-39

November 17, 2020

In today's passage Jesus begins to tell us the rules about personal retaliation.  We have the right to defend ourselves, but we also have to use right judgment.

Simply Say Yes or No:  A Look At Matthew 5:36-37

Simply Say Yes or No: A Look At Matthew 5:36-37

November 16, 2020

In today's passage Jesus tells us to let our yes be yes and our no be no.  Live in love and Truth.

Do Not Swear:  A Look At Matthew 5:33-35

Do Not Swear: A Look At Matthew 5:33-35

November 12, 2020

In today's passage Jesus tells us not to swear.  Basically he is condemning the use of private oaths.  They were used for illicit purposes in his day, much like they are today.

Marriage Is For Life:  A Look At Matthew 5:31-32

Marriage Is For Life: A Look At Matthew 5:31-32

November 11, 2020

In today's passage Jesus discusses the concept of divorce in the old and new covenants.  He reiterates its sanctity.

Pluck it Out:  A Look At Matthew 5:29-30

Pluck it Out: A Look At Matthew 5:29-30

November 10, 2020

In today's passage Jesus continues to discuss the severity of adultery and where it can lead.  He uses figurative overstatements to warn us about the severity of sexual sin.

Watch Those Lustful Eyes:  A Look At Matthew 5:27-28

Watch Those Lustful Eyes: A Look At Matthew 5:27-28

November 9, 2020

In today's passage Jesus talks about adultery.  Not only does he condemn it, just like Mosaic law did, but he takes it a step further.

Make Amends Now:  A Look At Matthew 5:25-26

Make Amends Now: A Look At Matthew 5:25-26

November 6, 2020

Today's passage is a continuation from what we read yesterday.  Jesus tells us to make amends with our accuser before it is to late.

Be Reconciled:  A Look At Matthew 5:23-24

Be Reconciled: A Look At Matthew 5:23-24

November 5, 2020

In today's passage Jesus challenges us to reconcile with those we have an issue with.  It feeds into his future words where he teaches us the Lord's prayer.

You Will Be Liable to Hell:  A Look At Matthew 5:21-22

You Will Be Liable to Hell: A Look At Matthew 5:21-22

November 4, 2020

In today's passage Jesus has very harsh words.  In my opinion they are very timely for all of us.  Watch the insults everyone.

Are We Being Changed?  A look At Matthew 5:19-20

Are We Being Changed? A look At Matthew 5:19-20

November 3, 2020

In today's passage we read about Jesus saying that the unless our righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees that we will not enter Heaven.  We need to be changed not just on the outside, but on the inside.  Jesus needs to penetrate our heart to transform us.  Let him.

Not Abolish To Fulfill:  A Look At Matthew 5:17-18

Not Abolish To Fulfill: A Look At Matthew 5:17-18

November 2, 2020

In today's passage Jesus says that he has not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill.  What does this mean?  What are its implications for us?

Let Your Light Shine:  A Look At Matthew 5:15-16

Let Your Light Shine: A Look At Matthew 5:15-16

October 29, 2020

In today's passage we are told to let our light shine and not hide it.  Doing so is a testimony to the goodness of God and people will see it.  Live the faith.

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