Cleansing the Inside of the Cup
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For 25 August 2020, Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 23:23-26
Jesus said, 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.
26 August 2020 @ 11:57 am
When you are living and loving the life of Jesus, we do not have what the world calls, “white guilt.”
Rather we respect others as our-self out of love for God, whose is a our Father and not a mother. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the the mother of Jesus and our mother.
01 September 2020 @ 1:02 am
Thank you, Joan, for your preacbing and powerful reminder that white privilege is real and it is systemic. Acknowledgment of our own privilege is a necessary first step to dismantling racism. We pray to Amma/Abba God that it may be so…