March 22, 2017 Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent-A

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9

Psalm 147

Matthew 5:17-19

“…teach them to your children…  Deuteronomy 4:9

Lord, I am so thankful to you for all those people who have passed on your gift of faith to me.  Over the years you have placed parents, teachers, priests, friends and family that in large or small ways have helped to form my faith in you.  By word and deed I have been taught and formed in the truth of your love for me.  They have helped me to know and to follow the will of the Father as Joseph and Mary taught you.  Your word today reminds me that I have a role in ensuring that the next generation receives what I have been given.  As times and cultures change the truths of salvation remain and these must be passed on.  I am part of the chain of those who live the gospel and witness to those you’ve place around me.  As others were a gift to me, so I am a gift to those who are seeking the love of their Lord.  Help me today, Lord, not to forget all you’ve done for me.  Amen.