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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Friday 11th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 6,19-23): Jesus said to his disciples: «(…) Where your treasure is, there also your heart will be. The lamp of the body is the eye; if your eyes are sound, your whole body will be in the light. If your eyes are diseased your whole body will be in darkness. Then, if your light has become darkness, how dark will be the darkest part of you!».

Moral law: the inner path to our heart

+ Fr. Antoni ORIOL i Tataret (Vic, Barcelona, Spain)

Today, we are invited to look at things with God’s eyes, that is, with a Christian criterion. This is the basis of the "moral law": an inducement to have our own heart embodying God’s piercing gaze.

This has a double advantage. In the first place, the attainment of truth, which makes us become wise and free: wise, because we can understand in depth the "why"; free, because we move them away from any deceitful imposition. In the second place, because we efficiently contribute to the fulfillment of God’s Will, that is, we become conscious actors of His plan of Universal Salvation. In short, to act like a Christian is to achieve the great target of being intelligent and good or, in other words, to become wise and a saint.

—O Lord! Thank You because you urge us to do whatever we can and you ask us to do what we cannot do! We cannot do it by ourselves; but this is why we, Christians, pray.