After Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal. The Lord said to him, "Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside? But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you (Luke 11: 37-41).
We shower, wash our hands and clean our clothes all the time. We want to look good. That is important but it is much more important to have our souls clean, to get all the stains out. We can do this with the Sacrament of Confession.
Holy Spirit, please encourage me to love the Sacraments.
Impact Sports: Am I courageous enough to suggest a better option in place of a drinking-team party?
Impact Life: What is an example of cowardice at school?