A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Simple messages

It is easy to get distracted in today's Gospel (Matthew 23:1-12), with its references to phylacteries, long tassels and calling no man "father", but there are simple messages here:

Respect those in authority,
including our teachers and fathers on earth,
but without committing idolatry:
God is the ultimate
and master.

Do not simply proclaim the truth:
live the truth
and give a hand to help others live it as well.

Do what is right in the eyes of God
and not for the praise of men.

Be humble.