June 7, 2008

Note to Self

From today's Gospel:
In the course of his teaching Jesus said,
“Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext,
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation.”
(Mark 12: 38-40)

Long robes? Check.
Recite lengthy prayers? Check.

Therefore, be sure you always put the needs and concerns of widows, orphans, and the oppressed ahead of your own and don't become that priest who wants to accept public greetings, places of honor and banquets and events.

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