You have to keep God's commandments to please Him, not for the approval of others
Illustration Pili Piñero
Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text Mk 2:18-22
The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast. People came to him and objected, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”
Today Jesus wants us to learn a lesson: we must follow the religious precepts out of love for Him, not simply because “one has to”. This is precisely the reason why Jesus defends His disciples from the scorn of the Pharisees: will you fast when your friend invites you to his birthday party?
- I will go to that birthday party and offer for my friend the sacrifice of taking less of what I like the most.