The invitation

Wednesday of 21st week, based on Matthew 23:27-32

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth. So you also on the outside look righteous to others, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous, and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ Thus you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your ancestors.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

One thought on “The invitation

  1. Thank you.


    In my crazy world of make believe
    Where nothing seems for real
    I kneel and pray with all my heart
    That my hope nothing will steal

    I’ve missed you more than ever
    In the shadow of my fear
    Upon the alter of emptiness
    I’ve prayed your voice to hear

    Please save me from my self deceit
    From the evil with no name
    That prowls without compassion
    And seeks my soul to claim

    Help me cry out for your mercy
    Help me cry out night and day
    Touch me Lord with your compassion
    Help me feel your love I pray

    © Jim Espinosa 2009

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