A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Thursday 1 July

Genesis 22:1-19, Psalm115, Matthew 9:1-8

Going deeper with God

Abraham received innumerable blessings, but was he valuing the gift more than the giver? In this passage he proves willing to surrender even his son, the promise of future generations, to God. Then God provides something unexpected, freeing, and life-giving; a ram to sacrifice in Isaac’s place. Child sacrifice was condemned (cf.Lev. 20:1-5). All testing is hard, but it can draw us deeper into relationship with God and others. What am I afraid of losing? How is my faith being tested? We pray today with Abraham for deeper surrender, trusting God will provide more than we can imagine.

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