Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051616.cfm
Beloved: Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. Wisdom of this kind does not come down from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.
The state of the world today proves the truth of this. So many people want what is false and impure, they desire what they want, not what is right. We must remain in God’s word and always speak the truth.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give us the words we need to fight the battle of the world. We need your protection and help to stay in your word, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.