It’s About GOD – Good News for October 14

14 10 2009

Luke 11:42-46

The Lord said, “Woe to you Pharisees! You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb, but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God. These you should have done, without overlooking the others. Woe to you Pharisees! You love the seat of honor in synagogues and greetings in marketplaces. Woe to you! You are like unseen graves over which people unknowingly walk.”

Then one of the scholars of the law said to him in reply, “Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too.”

And he said, “Woe also to you scholars of the law! You impose on people burdens hard to carry, but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them.”

The Daily Path: Another reminder of how easy it is for me to place my personal prestige ahead of the Father. I was recently given a troubling snapshot of how easy it is for some in my parish community to focus on their own prestige and less on the primary purpose… loving God and exemplifying charity in all facets of their lives. Perpetuating gossip and personal attacks demonstrate how, for so many modern day pharisees, it always seems to be about ME.

My dear friends… it’s about GOD!

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2 responses

15 10 2009
Carolina Maine

So very true!

18 10 2009
daniel tomlinson

You remind me of King David’s mind and heart. Thank you.

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