Friday, February 26, 2010

The Sin of Hypocrisy

Today's Gospel, St. Luke 11:37-54, shows that Jesus fiercest invective is reserved not for murderers, thieves, adulterers, or traitors, but for hypocrites. Hypocrisy if the worst of sins, for it masks a wicked and judging heart under the appearance of piety; yet what is required of the heart is love, the very opposite.

God be praised that His heart, on the other hand, is loving and merciful toward us wretched sinners. The sermon is here.

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