Galatians 5:1-6; Psalm 118; Luke 11:37-41
In the First reading, Paul says that to be saved is not based on external signs but faith. Faith is very necessary for salvation. Faith is a function of the spirit within you and not a function of your outward expressions. Jesus emphasized this when he addressed the Pharisees who desired to wash the outside of a cup while the inside remains dirty. We must endeavour to tackle the greed and wickedness inside. Beloved conversion begins from the heart. If the heart has not changed ones attitude is only a show. Lord, teach us and help us that we may become very authentic in our Christian faith.
Let us pray
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.