A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 6 July

St Maria Goretti (OM)

Genesis 32:23-33, Psalm 17, Matthew 9:32-38

God alone

Jacob grabbed Esau’s foot at birth, struggled being second and stole his brother’s birthright through deceit. God gradually transforms Jacob from that deceitful wealth-grabbing young man to someone pleading for his family and sacrificing wealth to secure their safety (Gen 32:9-21). Now he wrestles with God demanding a blessing and God changes his name to Israel – one who persists with God. Jacob learns that grace transforms our nature, elevating it to something grace-filled and life-giving. He unites prayer and action under grace and clings to God alone. What part of your nature could you bring to God’s transforming grace today?

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