Are We Ministers of God’s Mercy?
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For 27 August 2019, Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 23:23-26
Jesus said: Â â€œWoe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!
Â â€œWoe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may become clean.
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.
27 August 2019 @ 1:43 pm
Well done Nich. Keep up the good work.
Brigid Cannon, OP
28 August 2019 @ 1:00 am
Thank you, Fr. Nick for your profound insights of the gospel for us today. May we all
pray not to be blind guides. Rather, may we take the example of Pope Francis to
bring the gospel of Godâ€™s love and mercy to all.
I appreciate your challenging question at the end of your homily as to â€œwhere do I stand before God?â€
Continued blessings on your life and preaching,