16 Oct 2019: Give glory to your Father in heaven

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Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: Rom 2:1-11, Lk 11:42-46

Praise God. “For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”Mt. 9/13. Dear reader, in the gospel today we see Jesus being strong against Pharisees. Throughout the gospel Jesus is presented as the messenger of mercy and forgiveness. He forgives the adulteress woman. He is friendly with the tax collectors. He is not condemning even the possessed. But confront Pharisees wherever and whenever he comes into contact with. Perhaps the idolatry and adultery become the moral sin in the Old Testament; the self righteousness attitude becomes the mortal sin in the New Testament.

Woe to you who neglects justice and love. Woe to you who desire to be greeted by others and seat of honour. Woe to you who put burdens on others, hard to bear. Dear friend, love you spouse and stop relations which breach the marital covenant. Do justice to your employee for he has a family to be looked after. Be a person of service. Always greet others with a cheerful heart than throwing garbage at them. “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Mt.5/16.

 

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