Sep 22, 2021
We so often condemn the Pharisees that we totally miss a sneaky way that we are often like them. The hard saying of Jesus "if you hand causes you to sin, cut it off" is a kind of shock therapy to wake us up to the way we are hard on other's faults yet quite soft on our own. It's time to take aggressive action against evil and say "no thanks" to the near occasion of sin! For the 26th Sunday in Ordinary time, cycle B.