And your father, give you the reward-Mt 6.1-6.16-18
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: 1 "Stay tuned for not practicing your righteousness in front of men, only to be seen by them. Otherwise, you shall receive the reward of your father which is in heaven. 2 so when you give alms, do not touch the trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, to be praised by men. Verily I say unto you, they have received your reward. 3 on the contrary, when doest alms, your left hand doesn't know what makes your right hand, 4 so that your Almsgiving stay hidden. And your father who sees what is hidden, will give you the reward. 5 When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, that love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the squares, to be seen by men. Verily I say unto you, they have received your reward. 6 in contrast, when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your father who is hidden. And your father who sees what is hidden, will give you the reward. 16 When jejuardes, don't look with the sad face like the hypocrites. They disfigure the face, to see men who are fasting. Verily I say unto you, they have received your reward. 17 but thou, when thou fastest, perfume your head and wash your face, 18 for men to not see that you are fasting, but only to your father, who is hidden. And your father who sees what is hidden, will give you the reward ".
We're not the ones we want to convert, but that God wants our conversion. What we have is heart opening, is put at the disposal of us to actually do the work, perform the metanoia in our lives, change our mentality, our way petty, selfish pride of thinking, so that we have within us the mind of God. Each receives the ashes in your head, it is necessary to listen to the heart. Convert you, time is, of course, change of status, behaviours. We need to change our attitudes, our way of thinking, feeling and acting, and it only happens when we believe in the Gospel, when we make him the book of life, the willingness to live this life when we put in the frame of the Gospel. The Gospel becomes light to illuminate our steps, our paths, to direct our lives. God grant us a holy time of Lent, to make our heart tear and you get in doing a new heart.
Adapted by Flávio from site CN
Jesus fazei com que meu coração se rasgue e o Senhor entre nele fazendo uma obra nova.
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross in you say: Bless me Lord God that is † father, son, and holy spirit, to live always in your love and doing good to all. Amen!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter/au: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!