Are We Like the Pharisees, Biden and Pelosi?

Do you know what Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have in common with the Pharisees? The gospels are full of situations where the Pharisees act as if they know more than God. God is in their midst yet they know better than Jesus. They lack the humility to recognize the truth.
Isn’t that also true of Biden, Pelosi and Sebelius among others? They think they know better than the Church and God when it comes to abortion and same-sex marriage. They dare to correct the Church officials who speak the truth on these issues.
It is easy to point the finger at the politicians who seem to cherry pick the Church teachings especially when it comes to these issues but what about us? Do we accept all of the Church’s teachings?
I’ve seen Catholics get upset over homilies about immigration. Some even walk out. Didn’t Jesus command us to love one another as He loved us? Didn’t He teach in the Good Samaritan that everyone was our neighbor? Didn’t He say that whatever we do to the least of our brethren we do unto Him?
Doesn’t this also apply to the Church’s teachings on poverty, its call for a just minimum wage and safe working conditions? Where do we stand on these issues?
Are we any different from the Pharisees if we reject the Church’s teachings on these issues? Aren’t we guilty of the same sin they committed?

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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