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“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You lock the kingdom of heaven before human beings. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter.
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“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth.
30th Week in Ordinary Time, Monday (Year II)
Ephesians 4:32—5:8; Luke 13:10-17
“On the seventh day God completed the work he had been doing; he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken.… Read the rest
28th Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)
Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot.
Sounds like rush hour in a New York City subway. In another manuscript of Luke, the crowds were “choking each other.”… Read the rest
21st Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday (Year II)
Jesus said: “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.… Read the rest
9th Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday
“Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or should we not pay?”
The Pharisees and the Herodians thought they had Jesus cornered. Popular political figures at the time like Judas the Gaulonite had rallied many devout Jews to view Caesar as an enemy of religion; God alone was their ruler.… Read the rest