Mt 6:1-6,16-18

Be careful not to make a show of your good deeds before people. If you do so, you do not gain anything from your Father in heaven. When you give something to the poor, do not have it trumpeted before you, as do those who want to be noticed in the synagogues and in the streets, in order to be praised by people. I assure you, they have their reward.

If you give something to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your gift remains really secret. Your Father, who sees what is kept secret, will reward you.

When you pray. do not be like those who want to be noticed. They love to stand and pray in the synagogues or on street corners in order to be seen by everyone. I assure you, they have their reward. When you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is with you in secret; and your Father who sees what is kept secret will reward you.

When you fast, do not put on a miserable face as do the hypocrites. They put on a gloomy face, so that people can see they are fasting. I tell you this: they have been paid in full already. When you fast, wash your face and make yourself look cheerful, because you are not fasting for appearances or for people, but for your Father who sees beyond appearances. And you Father, who sees what in secret, will reward you.

4 thoughts on “Mt 6:1-6,16-18

  1. This is an empowering message.
    Humility and sincerity of heart is key.
    I recently finished a series about humility.
    It might bless you.
    You are doing well with your blog.
    Keep up the good work and God bless you

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  2. Our actions should seek to bring glory to God and reflect the presence of Jesus Christ as well as the Holy Spirit within us. Throughout the course of the week there are so many opportunities to take care of God’s lambs and sheep we can work quickly and quietly taking care of the needs of others and I agree we should not boast about what we do. As we do the Lord’s work our light will shine before others which will bring glory to God! Awesome and amen! Thank you for this insightful message today! Many blessings to you!

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