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Weekend Reflection – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 18, 2020


– Join us this week as we talk about the strong words that Jesus uses in the gospel today. (inspirational music) In the gospel this weekend, Jesus says, “Unless your
righteousness surpasses that “of the scribes and Pharisees, “you will not enter
the kingdom of heaven.” It’s a strong statement that requires us to pay attention. What does Jesus mean by that? Obviously, it’s a warning, right? What was the righteousness
of the scribes and Pharisees? It was all superficial,
like white sepulchers on the outside, very clean and crisp, but on the inside, full
of dead man’s bones. Jesus goes on further,
“You have heard it said, “‘You shall not commit adultery,’ “but if you look at a woman
with lust in your heart, “you have already committed adultery.” Right, it’s not just the external act. It’s that interior poison,
the toxic parts of sin that can enter our heart, that interior part of
you that only you and God know about it is the part that needs to be tended to. Our righteousness will
surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees as we own the
sins that nobody else sees, as we seek to have our
hearts clean before God, and then, we will truly
be people of the light, and people that experience
the mercy of Jesus. (intense bass music) ♪ You called me to the ocean ♪ ♪ But all I see for miles
are wind and waves ♪

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