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Be a Good Priest

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

At first glance it certainly seems like the readings for this weekend are meant for me more than they are meant for you. After the past few weeks of Gospels in which the Pharisees have been trying to trap Jesus in his words and find something to accuse him with, today Jesus turns and accuses the Pharisees in the fullness of truth. He says the preach but they do not practice, they place burdens on people but do not help them, they love honor and recognition. They have failed to heed the first reading when the Lord gave a commandment specifically to his priests, telling them they are to give glory to the name of the Lord or else they will be cursed. And as a priest I can tell you that