Today's Gospel

Mt 23:1-12

Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying,

“The scribes and the Pharisees

have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.

Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you,

but do not follow their example.

For they preach but they do not practice.

They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry

and lay them on people’s shoulders,

but they will not lift a finger to move them.

All their works are performed to be seen.

They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.

They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues,

greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi.’

As for you, do not be called ‘Rabbi.’

You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers.

Call no one on earth your father;

you have but one Father in heaven.

Do not be called ‘Master’;

you have but one master, the Christ.

The greatest among you must be your servant.

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled;

but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

Link to USCCB Daily Reading

Today's Reflection

Today's reflection is from the Kindergarten and 6th grade at

St. Robert School in Flushing.


Jesus was trying to tell us to follow the laws of the church even if the leaders were not following the laws. It is like the saying, "Do as I say, not as I do.” We know the right thing to do even if no one is doing it. Like in the cafeteria and everyone is loud and running around we know better and shouldn’t do it just because everyone else is doing it.  


Let us pray...

Please click play to join us in our prayer for today, led by the Kindergarten and 5th grade students from St. Robert School in Flushing

Happy Lent 2023 - Tuesday, March 7th