The weightier things of the law

August 25, 2015 6:51 am

“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)

This could be quite similar to what happens in our relationships (especially in marriage): “I work hard to bring home enough money for our family” or “I work hard to keep our home and children in order” and at the same time forgetting “the weightier things”: gentleness, respect, sincere gift of self, time for us, forgiveness, patience and tenderness in our dialog. The first things “you should have done, without neglecting the others.”

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


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak