December 1st, 2014
Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
“Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you in your turn will suffer want. My children the sin of greed has caused many to suffer. What must I do to satisfy my perfect justice? Every valley must be lifted up and every hill laid low. We must begin again from a point of total dependence on God. Yet this must not be for you a sign of despair, but a sign of hope—and more than that—great hope! For the Lord will come to restore the balance. What sin has knocked off-kilter, your Lord will restore, and not just to the standards of former days but to the standard of the Divine Will. When you pray for “daily bread” I want you to also pray for the renewal of the earth, when hunger will be like a bad dream one has awakened from. Pray the prayer I have given you with renewed vigor. Let every word resound in heaven and earth. When you pray this prayer well a countless multitude of graces flows through you. Do you see now that this prayer is the most important part of your preparation for what is to come? Children pray!”
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.