Jesus is unafraid to correct the scribes and Pharisees. Liberated by the truth, Jesus is ready to point on contradiction, to correct it, not to condemn it.

In His reproaches of the scribes and Pharisees, Jesus reminds us that hypocrisy often cloaks itself in legislation. Sometimes rules seem to trump charity. Nothing could be further from the Truth.

O gracious God, may charity rule this day. May I be willing to be a person of integrity. May words and deeds reflect my true inner disposition.