Friends, the more we revere something, the more we surround it with laws. The most important thing in our lives is to be in harmony with God, and so we follow his divine law. We must, with prudence and wisdom, distinguish between the commandments of God that structure us, and fussy human traditions that distract from our relationship with him.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Deuteronomy 4:1-8
Psalm – Psalm 15:2-5
Reading 2 – James 1:17-27
Gospel – Mark 7:1-23