FARAWAY HEARTS (Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23): 30 August 2009 (Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Today you quote the prophet Isaiah as you complain about the Pharisees:
This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
teaching as doctrines human precepts.
But for all we know, you could be complaining about us. For all I know, you could be complaining about me. You say you dislike mere lip service because you want nothing less than our hearts. When I hear your words, I can’t help but recall my faraway heart.