Jesus’ Seven Woes – Cleanse The Inside

Extract

Quote: "No legacy is so rich as honesty"

Jesus warned the Scribes and Pharisees against hypocrisy saying, “Woe to you, … you neglect … justice mercy and faithfulness” and “Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup so that the outside may also be clean”. (Matthew 23;23, 26)

Thought

Do I pretend to have principles that I don’t possess? Do I preach actions that I don’t practice?

Jesus’ message to the Scribes and Pharisees applies also to, guess who? … You and Me!

Reflection

Lord Jesus, may I be forever honest, in my words and deeds. Honest to myself!

Prayer: Priests and Religious

St Paul, great convert and Apostle,
guide all priests and religious.
Help them realise that their actions
speak louder than any words.
Teach them to use their talents
to convey God’s message
but, to rely above all,
on the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Amen.