Judgment and mercy and fidelity 

August 25, 2020 3:30 am

“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.” (MT 23: 23) 

Sometimes we have a natural tendency to go into details and lose the bigger perspective. We believe that when we “pay tithes,” we are correct and this is enough. Like we were so proud when we found time for meditation and at the same moment, we were upset because a friend of ours called us with a problem and took away our time for meditation. God is love and what we do to imitate Him is the best. All kinds of “mint, dill, and cummin” are less important than “mercy and fidelity.”

“The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

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