The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and the Call to Conversion
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3rd Luminous Mystery of the Rosary ¤
Reading from Scripture: Matthew 6: v19-21, 25-34
"Do not store up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and woodworms destroy them and thieves can break in and steal. But store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor woodworms destroy them and thieves cannot break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The is why I am telling you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and how you are to clothe it. Surely life means more than food, and the body more than clothing! Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap or gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they are? Can any of you, for all his worrying, add one single cubit to his span of life? And why worry about clothing? Think of the flowers growing in the fields; they never have to work or spin; yet I assure you that not even Solomon in all his regalia was robed like one of these. Now if that is how God clothes the grass in the field which is there today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, will he not much more look after you, you men of little faith? So do not worry; do not say, "What are we to eat? What are we to drink? How are we to be clother?" It is the pagans who set their hearts on all these things. Your heavenly Father knows you need them all. Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on his righteousness, and all these other things will be given you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Meditation: Jesus, you came to proclaim the good news; you healed the sick and you spoke with your Father's authority. Help me to set my heart on your kingdom which you tell us we can already live here and now. Lead me to a daily conversion so that I will seek the Kingdom of Heaven above all else.
Eternal Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son. In contemplating Him, we come to know you, all good and loving Father. I trust in your loving Providence for my life.
Mary, my Mother, may your Son be my treasure.
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