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 25, 2007

The witness of deeds

In today's Gospel (Matthew 23:1-12), our Lord speaks of religious leaders who teach the truth authoritatively but exemplify it very badly.

On the other hand, today's first reading tells us of a woman whose good deeds not only proclaim her virtue but lay the groundwork for salvation: getting better access to food for the short term and for the long term becoming the great-grandmother of King David and thus also ancestor of the Messiah, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

By the grace of Christ may you and I be faithful and effective in the witness of our words and the witness of our deeds.