Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/101615.cfm
At that time: So many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. Jesus began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven–that is, the hypocrisy–of the Pharisees.
“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops. I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one. Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.”
There is much hypocrisy in today’s world. Who do you believe in? Do you believe what Jesus tells us? His words have stood the test of centuries. He told us nothing new would be revealed, so why do we think His words mean something different now? Who do you trust? The word that has been alive for centuries or the lies of today’s world? Choose carefully, Gehenna is still very real.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I believe your word and I stand firm in all that you have to stay. You are the truth that does not change, may I never doubt you or lose faith in all that you have promised. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.