No need to admit it out loud, but we all have some Pharisee-like tendencies. Just keep our eyes trained on Jesus, not on our neighbor, not even on the best of neighbors. There is always opportunity for a course correction, but only when I recognize my course needs correcting. If all I want is to be better than everyone else, even if it is possible (which it isn’t, despite Muhammad Ali’s claim), then I have lost my focus. Jesus Christ alone is the standard whom I am ultimately called to imitate. God certainly isn’t settling for anyone less.
This mass was offered for the people of the parish.
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