Thursday 23rd August, 2012
St Rose of Lima. Ezekiel 36:23–28. I will pour clean water on you and wash away all your sins—Ps 50(51):12–15, 18–19. Matthew 22:1–14.
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A humble, contrite heart you will not spurn.
We could be concerned for the poor guest thrown out of the wedding feast for not wearing the right clothing. How, was he supposed to have the appropriate garment if he had been collected from the hedges and ditches? So what is the garment we need to wear to enter the feast at the end of our time?
The psalmist gives the answer. We need to plead for a pure heart and contrite spirit, but will not receive them unless we endeavour to live our days following in the ways Jesus came to show us. A few weeks ago we had Micah calling us to ‘live justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with our God’. Maybe in this way, my garment will be fitting enough to get me through the door.