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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 26, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Why do some think they can hide things, feelings or what is truly in their hearts from Him who sees all and knows all?

Yet these would dare call others hypocrites or self righteous and yet have no authentic relationship with our Lord. They boasts of godly accomplishments, praise and thank the Lord for all to hear, for all they have done for His glory but secretly in vainglory seek recognition and respect from their peers and members.

Are we guilty of this too?

Let us pray….

O Lord our God, by the precious blood of Your Son wash us clean; that You may dwell in our hearts always. For we hope to live out our lives seeking only to build Your Kingdom with love; in humility, in holiness, as we make our pilgrim journey back into Your heavenly fold. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

GOSPEL
Matthew 23:23–26

Jesus said:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. But these you should have done, without neglecting the others. Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel!

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You cleanse the outside of cup and dish, but inside they are full of plunder and self–indulgence. Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may be clean.”