YOU SHOULD HAVE PRACTISED THESE MATTERS OF THE LAW, WITHOUT NEGLECTING THE OTHERS.
Jesus said, “Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You who pay your tithe of mint and dill and cumin and have neglected the weightier matters of the Law – justice, mercy, good faith! These you should have practised, without neglecting the others. You blind guides! Staining out gnats and swallowing camels!
“Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You who clean the outside of the cup and dish and leave the inside full of extortion and intemperance. Blind Pharisee! Clean the inside of cup and dish first so that the outside may become clean as well.”
V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.