Saturday 20 August 2022

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St Bernard of Clairvaux

Ezekiel 43:1-7. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land – Psalm 84(85):9-14. Matthew 23:1-12.

Do not do what the scribes and Pharisees do

My God I thank you I am not
A Pharisee and do not force
My friends to give up grog or go
to Mass. I’m tolerance itself.

I do not own phylacteries.
In Church I sit down at the back,
Last in, first out, I’ve always said,
And pass on the collection plate.

I’m just an ordinary guy,
No sweat, no tears, and no regrets.
I have no time for such excess
As dying on a blood-stained cross.

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