God is My everything but it's not about me it's about Him ..
The following is a reflection on Matthew 23:1-12, the Gospel lesson appointed for October 30th, 2011 according to the New Revised Common Lectionary. (Proper 26, Year A) On this site there is also • a reflection on the Hebrew Bible Lesson for the same day, and • a version of the Prayers of the People, based on the lessons of the day.
In Matthew 23:1-12, Jesus may be hammering the scribes and Pharisees, but what he says is just as relevant to us today: it’s not about me.
The criticisms that he levies are all about the ways religion can morph into something that is more abou...