Blinded by extreme solipsism, it is practically impossible for Americans to recognize—let alone obey—correct words spoken on the lips of people we consider wrong or evil.
Where God uses the hypocrisy of his followers to enlighten the world, we use the same to destroy it. Like childish teenagers reveling in stupidity and empty rebellion, we use the hypocrisy of others to avoid accountability for our own. We embrace destruction to prove that we don’t have to listen.
Thankfully, Jesus addressed this sin long before there was a United States, and his words will stand long after we are gone:
“The scribes and the Pharisees are seated on the chair of Moses; so practice and observe whatever they tell you…” (Matthew 23:2-3)
If ever there were a New Year’s pledge that could save the country, this is it.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 23:1-4.
Episode 361 Matthew 23:1-4; Music:
Jackhammer by Kevin MacLeod