28th Week in Ordinary Time: Wednesday
Luke Chapter: 11 Verses: 42-46
Alas for you Pharisees! And alas for you lawyers also!
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 people 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 people burdens that are unendurable, burdens that you yourselves do not move a finger to lift.’
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Saints of the Day: Saint Hedwig; Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
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