Do you praise someone to their face and hate them in your heart? Do we profess Christ at Mass but fight in the parking lot? How does hypocrisy keep us from allegiance to God? Fr. John Bartunek reflects on this coming Sunday’s Gospel in an excerpt from his meditation book “The Better Part”.
I have no doubt that the Pharisees would have loved the phrase, “Say the black, do the red.” By the way, I always say “Amen!” when I read it myself. Here’s the hard part: external orthodoxy is a distorted orthodoxy when it is not accompanied by a properly oriented interior life.