July 12 – Thursday
Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 – HOS 11:1-4, 8E-9
Responsorial Psalm – Ps 80
Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.
Gospel: MT 10:7-15
Proclaim the good news
“You received without payment; give without payment”. This is the call of the disciple: to acknowledge with gratitude all that we have received so that we can give freely. This purifies us from any pride or self-righteousness, as we realise that we are all recipients of God’s mercy, and we can look at those to whom we are sent with respect and gratitude. We ask for the grace to let his words make us better disciples.
Jesus’ word, like Jesus himself, always carries judgement with it, for those who accept it, as for those who reject it. I pray for the conversion of those who are closed to the Good News of Jesus, and for a deeper conversion of my own heart.
Prayer: for the conversion of sinners and for the conversion of our hearts – Glory be……