Daily Word Of God
Jesus said: ‘Alas for you who build the tombs of the prophets, the men your ancestors killed! In this way you both witness what your ancestors did and approve it; they did the killing, you do the building.
‘And that is why the Wisdom of God said, “I will send them prophets and apostles; some they will slaughter and persecute, so that this generation will have to answer for every prophet’s blood that has been shed since the foundation of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was murdered between the altar and the sanctuary.” Yes, I tell you, this generation will have to answer for it all.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- The Pharisees were hypocrites and were often reprimanded by Jesus.
- They were harsh and judgmental on others for not following the Laws yet they lived in a way that was totally opposite to what they preached and upheld as sacred in their religious rituals.
- Ponder on your attitude at Mass and the quality of your daily living at home, in the office, with those who are poor and suffering, etc. What do you sense in your heart?