Homily of the Day

The Gospel reading tells us to avoid hypocrisy, not to believe in one thing and act in a different way, not to pretend to be what one is not.

Jesus warns all about the hypocritical behavior of the Pharisees and the leaders of the Jews, “The teachers of the Law sat on the seat of Moses. So you shall do and observe all they say, but do not do as they do, for they do not do what they say. They tie up heavy burdens and load them on the shoulders of the people, but they do not even raise a finger to move them.”

We stay away from people who are hypocrites. God reads our minds and sees what we really are; he knows if we really wish to glorify God or only ourselves.

Let us reflect on our actions: do we act according to the truth and to what we believe? Are we also hypocrites?