Commentary on the Gospel of
DO NOT DO WHAT THEY SAY
Jesus teaches his disciples to do what the Pharisees instruct, but not to follow their example, “for they do not do what they say.”
When we were younger we said to ourselves we will not follow the hypocritical ways of our elders. Relying on sheer will power, we vowed to walk the talk, to be men and women of integrity. But as we grew older, we recognized the disparity between our values and convictions and our actions and decisions. Humbled, we’ve learned to pray for God’s grace which alone will empower us to live what we preach and believe.