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Dwelling on the Word of God: True Joy In Doing Good Deeds (Tuesday 18th March 2014)

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM
From today's Gospel (Matthew 23:1-12):
 
'Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted.’'
 
 
It's hard to be humble.  It's in our human nature to seek recognition for the good things we do.  It's hard to stay quiet after we do a good deed such as helping an old person with their shopping or feeding a homeless person. 
 
The Pharisees wanted recognition for their great deeds.  They wanted to shout about how great they were from the rooftops; "look at me, I am doing such good works!" 
 
However, their great works have nothing to do with them just as ours have nothing to do with us.  All our good works are the work of Christ.  It is Jesus working in our hearts who helps the elderly and who feeds the poor.  We are used by Jesus as an instrument of his love, mercy and compassion. 
 
Our joy is not in doing good deeds; our joy is recognising that Jesus is truly present working through us for the good of the Kingdom of God.

Categories: Dwelling on the Word of God, God, Gospel, Gospel Reflection, Heaven, Jesus, Scripture, Word of God

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Reply montre replique
8:11 AM on March 31, 2014 
Je sis obig閑 de me batte po faie vaoi mes doits, avec po peve des coies. Elles sont plus que riches, elles sont libres, libres de se donner à celui qu'elles ont choisi.
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2:10 AM on April 19, 2014 
Yet we are called to rely on His Word. And we are called to take it into our hearts and turn to it in every single second of our lives. God invites us to always have His Word to hand so that we can gain
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