Today’s reading enjoins us to humble acts of righteousness and a heavenward focus. As Christians, our attitudes should not be those of self-seeking hypocrites but should reflect a heart focused on the kingdom of heaven. This passage deals with the practice of charitable giving and praying. The point is the same when applied to each of them: these are not to be done in a way that attracts attention to oneself, or God will not reward them. Lent is a season of introspection as well as a season of giving from the abundance of what has been given to us.
Do you tend to give to please others or as an act of worship to God?
Create a rhythmic prayer life by choosing a place and a time to pray daily.