Jesus asks us for a conversion. He asks for us to take a new direction, a turnaround, a transformation. Our inner being often fights this, and yet as we take steps forward in our life, we feel that something new is happening inside us. So then we take another step forward. And so, step by step we come closer to the heart of God, which is an always forgiving, and never ending Love.
Read Matthew 5:1-2, 7:13-14, 31-23
Mr Lord God, we are creatures of repetitive convenience. Convenient foods, access to convenient roads, TV controls, drive up windows, convenience stores. All these things make life easier for us. And even so, we continue to want things to change to suit our modern lives and make things easier for our own benefit. Father, help me to remember that the steep way, is the path to you and your home. Help us to intentionally practice “give and take” instead of take, take and take. I confess that it is not all about my needs, my wants, my pleasures and my way. Forgive me Father. Amen.