Thursday 29 May 2014

Wednesday of Week 11 Year 2

When we do good things or works of charity, what is our motive or intention? Are we doing such things to show how rich, how great, or how wonderful we are? Or are we doing such things for the greater glory of God? Sometimes we may appear to be doing good, but we should be careful not to expect admiration, gratification or rewards. If we expect something in return, then perhaps we may, as today's Gospel warns us, have had our reward.

Instead, we should make every effort to do good inconspicuously. As today's Gospel reminds us, "and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you." Ultimately, we need to ask ourselves honestly: by doing good, are we glorifying God and letting His Kingdom come; or are we glorifying ourselves and letting our kingdom come?

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