Mass Readings: March 23

First: Jeremiah 18:18-20
Resp: Psalm 31:5-6,14-16
Gospel: Matthew 20:17-28

CRUCIFYING SELFISHNESS

"It cannot be like that with you." –Matthew 20:26

There is an attitude, a way of reasoning, which comes natural to us. This attitude is steeped in selfishness and is very displeasing to the Lord. It is expressed in the words of Jeremiah's persecutors. They thought this way: "Let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah. It will not mean t...


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