You Have but One Father in Heaven

“You Have but One Father in Heaven”
Matthew 23:1-12 “in a snailshell”
Saturday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them. All their works are performed to be seen. They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels. They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues, greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi.’ As for you, do not be called ‘Rabbi.’ You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers. Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven. Do not be called ‘Master’; you have but one master, the Messiah. The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Matthew 23:1-12

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2 thoughts on “You Have but One Father in Heaven

  1. fdan

    “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life;
    you have the words of everlasting life.”
    Our Lady of China, help us come to know more and more our one Father in heaven in whom, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, we are loved and made whole. Dear GMC, shalom!


  2. GMC Post author

    Shalom, fdan! Thank you for your beautiful prayer. 🐌🌹🌿

    The Lord bless you and keep you:
    The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you:
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

    Numbers 6:24-26


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