Friday, November 3, 2017

“It is often easier to fight for your principles than to live up to them.”

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?  -  Congo proverb

Gospel text: (LK 14:1-6)
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
and the people there were observing him carefully.
In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy.
Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking,
"Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?"
But they kept silent; so he took the man and,
after he had healed him, dismissed him.
Then he said to them
"Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern,
would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?"
But they were unable to answer his question.

Our Lord warns us in the book of Matthew:
"Woe to you! You do not forget the mint, anise and cumin seeds when you pay the tenth of everything, but then forget what is more fundamental in the Law: justice, mercy and faith." (Mt 23: 23) May God preserve us from such blindness and hypocrisy in our lives.

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