May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/063016.cfm

After entering a boat, Jesus made the crossing, and came into his own town. And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.” At that, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”– he then said to the paralytic, “Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.” He rose and went home. When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe and glorified God who had given such authority to men.

Jesus can see what is in our minds and our hearts. When we sin today we do not want to go to confession because we do not want to talk about what we have done. We forget that He already knows what we have done, and He knows if we are contrite. Do you think you can hide your thoughts from God? Are you afraid of what He will find? If so, you may want to change what you do that you feel you have to hide from God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that you can see all and that you know my thoughts and my heart. May I always keep them pure and focused on you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

 The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.

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