Jesus speaks clearly


12 OCTOBER 2021 

29TH Tuesday of Ordinary Time

WORD of the DAY 

After Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal. The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside? But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.” (Luke 11: 37-41)

How shall I live this Word?  

The desk that Jesus uses to speak with people is that of the table.  The table of human beings today is that of a Pharisee.  What counts for Jesus is the person, not the label they carry.  What Jesus holds at heart is to reach people where they are, in their families, their homes, there where their life should be most authentic.  Listening to Him, we become aware that we too are hostages to external logic, to appearances.  Probably, we could resolve most of this if we would take our inner life seriously.  We would certainly succeed to get rid of many fears, insecurities, egoisms, wounds, if we would only have the courage to face what is inside us above all.  Jesus indicates to us the way to do this. “As to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.”

Lord Jesus, teach us that if we seriously being to love, we will begin to truly live because it is the exodus of love that takes us outside.!

The Voice of  Arthur Schopenhauer

We lose three-quarters of ourselves by trying to be like other people.


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