Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/101514.cfm
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.”
What type of faith do you have? Are you so proud of what you do that you expect everyone to admire and honor you? Do you do everything you think the law requires but have no mercy? This is what Jesus condemned in the Pharisees, do you want that same condemnation? They lacked humility, how about you?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always be humble in your sight, putting others before myself and loving you more than myself. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.