In the first reading King Solomon thanks Yahweh for his kindness and generosity to him in leading his people wisely.
In the Gospel reading Jesus castigates the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law for their narrow and selfish interpretation of the law of Moses, leading to destruction and nullification of the spirit of the law: “You have a fine way of disregarding the commandment of God in order to implant your own tradition”; “You nullify the word of God through the tradition you have handed on.”
We can ask ourselves, “What is true worship and service of God?”
In service to my Christian community through music, I have seen thousands of people with eyes closed and hands upraised to heaven singing their praises to God and have begun to realize how being a musician can be true missionary work for the preaching of the Good News.
How can I serve God in my parish?