A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 26 February

Isaiah 1:10,16-20, Ps.50, Matthew 23:1-12

A critical obedience

Jesus frequently criticised the scribes and Pharisees yet they were the religious authorities and, as such, entitled to the obedience of the people. Through the ages people, including many of the saints, have had difficulties with church authorities. It seems to me that patient, loyal acceptance of that authority, combined with a refusal to deny something they believe to be true and right, is one of the hallmarks of sanctity.

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