One Minute Reflection – 12 February – Tuesday of the Fifth week in Ordinary Time, Year C – Gospel: Mark 7:1–13
And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,
‘This people honours me with their lips but their heart is far from me..”...Mark 7:6
REFLECTION – “Prayer is a heart to heart with God… Prayer that has been carried out well, touches God’s heart and prompts Him to answer us. When we pray, let it be our whole being that turns towards God – our thoughts, our heart… The Lord will be moved to incline towards us and come to our help…
Pray and hope. Do not get upset, worrying doesn’t help. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. Prayer is our best weapon, it is the key that opens God’s heart. You need to speak to Jesus less with your lips than with your heart.”…St Pio of Pietralcina “Padre Pio” (1887-1968)
PRAYER – Look with favour on our morning prayer, Lord and in Your saving love let Your light penetrate the hidden places of our hearts. May no sordid desires darken our minds, renewed and enlightened as we are, by Your heavenly grace. May we live by the Light of Your divine Son and follow His precepts. May the Mother of perpetual succour, pray for us. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord with the Holy Spirit, God forever, amen.