Jesus said in today’s gospel: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside …
Jesus said in today’s gospel, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgement and mercy and fidelity.”
“This is evidence of the just judgment of God, so that you may be considered worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling …”
Both of the readings for Mass today have to do with a person that is given keys, and a position of authority to open and close, or bind and loose. The prophet Isaiah said that God gave Eliakim the key to the House of David. Then in the gospel reading today, Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven.