Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying,
“The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.
Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you,
but do not follow their example.
For they preach but they do not practice.
They tie up heavy burdens [hard to carry]
and lay them on people’s shoulders,
but they will not lift a finger to move them.
All their works are performed to be seen.
They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.
They love places of honor at banquets,
seats of honor in synagogues,
greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi.’
- Matthew 23
Do not follow their example.
I'm going back to the beginning. When I was oblivious to bishops and cardinals and teachers of the law and all I thought about was "Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and no one keeps him company." I need to get back to that. I need to let the dead bury their dead. I keep saying that. I keep trying. I'm going to keep on trying.
Song for this post here.