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-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 8:00am and 11:00am
The Misapplication of Faith
The Pharisees, who are the teachers of the Law are not the least bit concerned about this incident of the sin of adultery in their community. The Pharisees, who are the public keepers of the Law, are not at all concerned about ridding their community of such adulterous people. The Pharisees are not using their religious faith and authority to grow and protect their flock from the wolves of sin and error.
What the Pharisees are doing is using their considerable religious knowledge and their authority as teachers of the faith to destroy their brother rabbi, Jesus', credibility among their people.
The question for all of us who believe may be: are we misusing our religious faith in an effort to protect ourselves from something that is threatening our position, our standing, our comfort in the world?
What do you think?