May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/101619.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.”

Pride brings so many downfalls. When we have more pride in what we do than the credit we give to God, we are making ourselves gods. The Lord wants us to come to Him with a humble heart, ready to give thanks to Him for what He has done for us. Do you recognize what comes from Him? Do you give thanks?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, without you I am nothing. Without you I can do nothing, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.

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