Denunciation of the Pharisees and Scholars of the Law

Luke 11:37-41

Jesus offers a strong challenge to the Pharisees who ask him why his disciples don’t perform the ritual washing before the meal. They may have clean hands, but do they have clean hearts? The internal disposition of a person is more important, and it directs external actions.

Prayer: Help me to love those to whom I am only able to relate on a superficial level. You know their hearts as you know mine and love them as much as you love me.