HONORING GOD WITH ALL OUR HEART

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                      “The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.”              Today’s responsorial psalm is taken from Psalm 15. It is often classified as an entrance liturgy. It resembles that part of Christian liturgy where the faithful, before moving on to actual worship, first pause and … Continue reading HONORING GOD WITH ALL OUR HEART

LITURGY MUST LEAD TO SERVICE

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                      Psalm 68:5 refers to God as the “Father of fatherless, defender of the widows.” In the Book of Zechariah (7:6-10), the prophet is calling out and condemning those who refuse to judge with true justice, those who do not show kindness and compassion, those who oppress the widows and … Continue reading LITURGY MUST LEAD TO SERVICE

INSINCERITY AND HYPROCRISY

Tuesday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time                         Institutionalized religion always runs the risk of insincerity or, in the worst case, hypocrisy. Interestingly, the only people Jesus denounces in the Gospels are the scribes and Pharisees and their like. He accuses them of not understanding God because they do not see the importance of the fundamentals … Continue reading INSINCERITY AND HYPROCRISY