“Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”

I like this passage taken from today’s Gospel of St. Matthew. Another counter cultural message from Jesus. Let your life speak. Let that be the witness to the Gospel. No need to remind all around that you are a Christian. No need to demand an apology from others who don’t believe as you do. St. Francis said, “preach the gospel everyday and only use words when necessary.”

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