Jesus berates the Scribes and Pharisees not only for their hypocrisy but also for their inability to see it. How can the learned be satisfied with only outward appearances?

St. Augustine reminds us that “we are leaders and servants: we lead when we serve.” May our outward appearance reflect our inner disposition.

O Holy Spirit, grant me the gift of integrity. May my actions and words today be a genuine exposition of my mind and heart.