Matthew 6:5-15: Living Stones
April 27, 2015
We are to each be living stones in the living temple of the Christ’s risen body. We are here to work on whatever we need to tend to in order that we may become better stones. We are to speak with God each day through our clear and simple prayer life.
When you pray, do not be like hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in their house of worship or on the street corner so that others may see them.
Posing like actors does not bring us solace or reward.
Go to your inner room, close the door, pray to the creator in secret.
Avoiding prayer because we are too preoccupied or busy leaves us at the mercy of the world.
Do not babble like the pagans, who think they will be heard because of their many words. The creator knows what is best for you before you ask.
Prattling before pagan desires will only bring us a hollow and shallow life.
Our Father, who art in heaven . . .
Jesus teaches us this most perfect of prayers.
Let us spend time with these verses today to look at differing versions and, after examining our own prayer life, let us determine to make whatever change is necessary so that we are living stones in the temple of God’s presence. Let us determine to draw ever closer to God’s dream and hope for us.
Click on the image above for a reflection on Jesus’ interaction with his church hierarchy.
Tomorrow, Jesus’ teaching on fasting.