“After Jesus spoke, a Pharisee invited Him to have lunch at his house. So Jesus accepted the invitation. The Pharisee was surprised to see that Jesus didn’t wash before the meal. The Lord said to him, “You Pharisees clean the outside of cups and dishes. But inside you are full of greed and evil.  You fools! Didn’t the One who made the outside make the inside too? Give what is inside as a gift to the poor, and then everything will be clean for you” (Luke 11:37-41).

Keeping up appearances – That was all that mattered to the Pharisees. There’s a difference between the way things seem and the way they really are. Jesus saw this clearly. The Pharisees didn’t. May God help us to be followers of Jesus – not followers of the Pharisees.

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