A Cup of Herbal Tea

“A Cup of Herbal Tea”
Luke 11:42 (and Matthew 23:23) “in a snailshell”
Wednesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Woe to you Pharisees! You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb, but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God. These you should have done, without overlooking the others.”

Luke 11:42

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. But these you should have done, without neglecting the others.

Matthew 23:23

God is Love

Interpreting the law of Moses with scrupulosity, the Pharisees calculated one-tenth of even the tiniest kitchen herbs. The law itself does not mention herbs in the produce tithe. 

Instead of seed counting, the Pharisees needed God to expand their hearts. The end of the law is love, for God is Love (1 John 4:8).

“You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8

Want to offer God a cup of herbal tea?
Serve him a heart steeped in love and mercy.

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One Reply to “A Cup of Herbal Tea”

  1. Dear GMC, Your reflection is a treasure beyond measure, reminding us of all important things, Including judgment. Less we forget.Thank you, GMC, for keeping it real.

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