A Homily for Trinity XXI (31A)

Posted November 7, 2017 4:38 am by Peregrinus Toronto

A  Homily for Trinity XXI  (31A)

In Jesus time on earth, the Pharisees and Scribes were looked to as interpreters of faith and morals.  Their learning and the respect people had for the Torah gave them  many social privileges. However, in the name of Moses and the Law of God they imposed burdens on the people of Israel (Matthew 20:25). Like the priests Malachi condemned in today’s First Reading, they caused many to falter on their path to God’s eternal Kingdom.These spiritual leaders of Israel failed to be caring fathers of God’s people. Moses, on the other hand, was a humble father-figure, preaching the law by practising it

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