Monday 7 September 2020

About Today Readings

1 Corinthians 5:1-8. Lead me in your justice, Lord – Psalm 5:5-7, 12. Luke 6:6-11.

Lord, teach me to be humble

In today’s Gospel, we read about the Pharisees with their insistence on following the letter of the law and finding fault with others. While we might like to think of the Pharisees as being like other people we know, it’s very easy to become like the Pharisees ourselves. ‘She goes on and on about saving the planet, but I saw her using single-use plastic!’ ;That talk-show celebrity: he’s supposed to be Catholic, but did you hear his views on gay marriage?’ ‘She’s on a Keto diet, but she still puts honey on things. Honey is not keto!’

It’s satisfying to feel like I am smarter than others. Self-righteousness and cancel culture can be intoxicating. Lord, teach me to be humble and to give others grace in their imperfections.

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