The outside appears righteous

August 26, 2020 3:00 am

“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. Even so, on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing.” (MT 23: 27-28)

We take care of “the outside”: how we dress, how we appear, how we show proper manners, and how we display the gentle gestures and behavior that are part of our home education. But, it is good to remember that true beauty comes from the inside, from our inner world: from the virtues and values we respect. Whoever is connected in his or her heart with God, “the love of God is truly perfected in him.” 

“Whoever keeps the word of Christ, the love of God is truly perfected in him.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

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