Let us pray for those who are facing difficult situations.
He enjoined them, “Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”
If we are not careful, the evil of the world will grow within us.
Today's warning echos again, and again:
- 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- 1 Cor 5:9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people
- Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
- James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world
Again, and again we are warned to guard our soul. Let us be the leaven that changes the world. We must strive to conduct ourselves so as to please God(1 Thes 4:1).
St. Jude Thaddues, pray for us.