These people honor me with their lips.

February 9, 2021 3:00 am

“Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts. You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.” (MK 7: 6-8)

“Lips and hearts” can be one or they can be totally separated. We can officially declare one thing, and at the same moment, our hearts will declare another thing. We are going to the church for Sunday Mass, but God doesn’t exist in our daily life. People can say to their spouses “I love you”, yet they are secretly dating somebody else.  Our Programs help check the virtues of cohesion and integrity, especially in marriage life, where it is important to regard God’s commandment and God’s vocation to be husband and wife. 

“Incline my heart, O God, to your decrees; And favor me with your law.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak

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