Second Tuesday of Lent

Readings: Is 1: 10, 16-20 / Ps 50: 8-9, 17, 21, 23 / Mt. 23: 1-12

Christ tells his followers to do what the Pharisees tell you, but don’t follow their example.  We can sometimes see that hypocrisy in the actions of political figures and celebrities in the news.

Undoubtedly, the same holds true in corporations throughout the world.  But each of us can probably ask ourselves “are we really walking the walk or are we just talking the talk.”  This question can not only be asked of ourselves in how we act at work, but also in how we act in our personal relationships.  Do we tell our parents one thing, but do another?  Do we tell our boyfriend or girlfriend or our spouse one thing, but do another?  Do we talk and act differently with one group of friends than we do with another group of friends? No one is perfect.  Lent is a great time of year to focus on the journey—to try to improve in this area of our lives and others.  Humbly, walking the walk rarely grabs headlines and often does not receive recognition either at work or in our relationships.  Be at peace with yourself and smile and be thankful at the end of each day when your actions speak louder than your words.  You’re probably in fairly elite company.

Robert West
Accountancy & Information Systems