Serving the Word: 17th October


Luke 11, 37-41

You Pharisees, you clean the outside of the cup and the platter, but inside you are full of robbery and wickedness. Give alms from what you have, and you will have everything clean.

We often live by outward appearances. We are concerned about our image, about what we can be seen externally.

Just think about how you take care of your external appearance when you have your photograph taken: you pay attention to your hairstyle, your look, your smile, your posture….

And yet, how we neglect our inner world, which is really where good or bad deeds come from.

Don’t try to live in front of an audience because you expose yourself to live in a continuous falsehood. What good does it do you if others think you are good, supportive, honest, sincere… if your inner self is bad and polluted? Because if your inner self is bad, sooner or later you will end up contaminated.

Try to have a clean heart because then you will be happy: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God…”. Give alms from within, and you will have everything clean”.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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