Jesus was never afraid to confront evil and hypocrisy. In today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 23, He lights into the scribes and Pharisees, calling them “hypocrites, blind guides” and “blind fools.” Sometimes the truth hurts.
The first reading today is from 2 Thessalonians 1. In it, St. Paul tells the Church what he prays for them. It is so beautiful and perfect that I want to share it. Please know that I share in this prayer for you.
“We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort of faith, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, in accord with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.”
FYI, I am on a silent retreat this week. Know that I will be praying this prayer for you every day of my retreat, and ask you to cover me in prayer. Thank you!