March 6, Wednesday Lenten Weekday

Praise the Lord, Jerusalem. — Psalm 147:12

Mass Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1,5-9/Matthew 5:17-19

The Master’s Voice

Today’s Gospel is about God “commanding.” I enrolled my three children in martial arts last year, hoping they’d learn something about obedience. However, I think I was the one who needed lessons. As I watched the first class, I was amazed at how well the students responded to their instructor. “Take a knee!” he would say. “Taking a knee, SIR!” they shouted, quickly dropping to the floor. If he asked them to do pushups, it was “One, SIR . . . two, SIR!”

No one forced them to obey. Through their own free will, the students eagerly responded to the voice of their master. As I sat watching my little Jackie Chans practice roundhouse kicks, I tried to envision what my life would look like—what the Church would look like—if we all responded to the Master like that.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me respond to Your voice with joyful obedience.

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