Jesus confronts hypocrisy in the words and deeds of the scribes and Pharisees. Cloaked in strict observance of the Law, these leaders make love a burden rather than a gift.

Love is generative by nature. This is the Good News. May I have the strength to make the gift of divine Love inclusive and healing.

Dear God, I know that Your Love for me is real. I am confident in Your desire for me to be present to You. Likewise, may I bear Your presence to others.