Wednesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

Brooklyn_Museum_-_Woe_unto_You,_Scribes_and_Pharisees_(Malheur_à_vous,_scribes_et_pharisiens)_-_James_Tissot

How do we react to our own misery and “filth”? How do we react to the misery and filth of others? The two are connected: if we rejoice in our misery because it enables us to receive His Mercy, then we will rejoice even in the misery of others, because it gives us an opportunity to show them Mercy. As the Lord Himself commanded us: “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 13:34).

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