“BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES, WHICH IS HYPOCRISY” (Luke 12:1)
????Rom 4:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11 (R.v.7); Luke 12:1-7
For some days now, we have been talking about being in reality the goodness we showcase before people. The evangelist Luke stretches the point even more. Even when temptations come knocking, no matter how life-threatening it might be, we must hold firm to the Lord who is ever ready to save us (cf. Luke 12:1-7).
St. Paul gives us an example of Abraham as a man with such a living faith (cf. Rom 4:1-8). He always followed God in the same way a blind man follows his leader, and trusting that he would not be mislead. Such faithful followership keeps one away from offending God. Can you see why it was reckoned to him as righteousness?
How strong is our faith? Is it like that of the Pharisees that changes based on situations they find themselves?
God hates hypocrisy! Let your actions be real (see Matt 5:37; Jas 5:12). We therefore pray that God may increase our faith, make it strong and, through that, grant us his favours at all times. Amen.
Have a blessed and joyful day ahead. Peace be with you.