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One Minute Reflection – 19 July – “I desire mercy, not sacrifice”

One Minute Reflection – 19 July – Friday of the Fifteenth week in Ordinary Time, Year C, Gospel: Matthew 12:1-8 and the Memorial fo St Macina the Younger

“I desire mercy, not sacrifice” … Matthew 12:7i desire mercy not sacrifice matthew 12 7 19 july 2019

REFLECTION – “I desire mercy”, namely the loyalty of a heart that recognises its own sins, that mends its ways and returns to be faithful to the covenant with God. “  And not sacrifice” – without a penitent heart, every religious action is ineffective! … Pope Francis (General Audience, 13 April 2016)i-desire-mercy-namely-the-loyalty-pope-francis-20-july-2018

PRAYER – Father and almighty God, You have given Your Son to redeem us with complete and absolute love and mercy.   He has taken our flesh and given Himself to us and extended endless mercy for all time.   He has taught us the path of love and mercy.  Grant, we pray, that our hearts may grieve and repent with true sorrow.   And may the prayers of St Macrina, assist us to extend mercy to all.   We make our prayer through the merits of His saving love and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever, amen.st macrina the younger pray for us 19 july 2019

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