Month: August 2015

Reflections of a Recovering “Pharisee”

In yesterday’s and today’s Gospel readings, Jesus had some harsh words for the pharisees – “You appear to people from outside like good honest men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” – Mt 23:28 Poor pharisees. As unsympathetic as they are in the gospels, I identify with them. I know what it is like to strive to appear good and God-fearing. I have always strove for that, from as early as I can remember, yet I only knew the form, []