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From Father’s Desk: 22nd Sunday in OT

In today’s Gospel Jesus excoriates the Pharisees and other hypocrites who follow human tradition but forget about the law and love of God. Jesus is not condemning tradition, He upholds tradition, but He is condemning any tradition that disconnects itself from the law and love of God. The word ‘tradition’ literally means “a handing on” so one generation hands something on to the next.

My friends, I love you, you know that I love you… but man oh man do we live in a world where we are all very guilty of this! I’ll limit this to just looking at the faith, but there are many things that we cling to because “that’s how its always been done here” or “my grandfather started that” or fill in the blank. Even some of our scriptural interpretations are just carried over from bad preachers or bad teachers who changed scripture to fit their lives instead of changing their lives to fit scripture.