Yesterday’s reading continues with the Pharisees’ response. They laughed and scoffed. But Jesus looked at them and said: “Oh, you make sure you look good to everyone else, but God knows your hearts. You are way off base on what is important in God’s eyes!” What about you? Do you think you have everyone fooled? God knows. Is there a place where you need to get honest with God?
“O God, why do we have to get so honest… can’t I just keep making everyone happy… what they don’t know won’t hurt them, will it? What will it mean to “come clean’ with you? There may be places where I am not ready to do your will yet… but don’t give up on me. Amen.”