28th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday, 12th October 2022

Daily Word Of God

Luke 11:42-46

The Lord said to the Pharisees: ‘Alas for you Pharisees!  You who pay your tithe of mint and rue and all sorts of garden herbs and overlook justice and the love of God! These you should have practised, without leaving the others undone. Alas for you Pharisees who like taking the seats of honour in the synagogues and being greeted obsequiously in the market squares! Alas for you, because you are like the unmarked tombs that men walk on without knowing it!’

A lawyer then spoke up. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘when you speak like this you insult us too.’ ‘Alas for you lawyers also,’ he replied ‘because you load on men burdens that are unendurable, burdens that you yourselves do not move a finger to lift.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • We all have responsibilities: as parents, priests, politicians, citizens, Christians and the like.


  • Jesus expects us to act justly, humbly and authentically in our various roles. We communicate with Jesus when we carry out our responsibilities because His Spirit is within all of us.


  • But if we are proud, self-seeking and abusive with our power, we hurt Are we aware of this? Ponder on your present responsibility for a moment.