Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
Tuesday, February 11
You leave the commandment of God and hold to tradition!
It is easy to fall into the trap of being self-righteous, thinking that we know the Word of God just because we study it every day or because we hold fast to our daily rituals. Indeed those are very important because they are meant to help us love and be compassionate towards others. But if these make us proud, preachy and judgmental, then we become like the Pharisees who are always quick to point out the faults of others. Let us remember always why God gave us His word and the rituals and sacraments of the Church — that we honor Him by loving others.
Lord, grant us hearts and minds to understand your commandments and hands to put them into action!