There’s a lot to the Christian life. We have a law that’s designed to guide us, to keep us truly free. The struggle, as with all change, is where the rubber meets the road. James tells me today to, “Be doers of the word and not hearers only.” I can’t pick and choose which parts of Christianity I’ll partake in and which parts I’ll let slip by. It’s a lifestyle, an all encompassing worldview that should shade my every decision.
Jesus makes clear His distain of those lukewarm souls who are neither indifferent nor on fire. I hope, by my actions, to not fall into that crowd, despite how easy it may be.
First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
Second Reading: James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23