Humbly submit your will to God and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Jesus said:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.
You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin,
and have neglected the weightier things of the law:
judgment and mercy and fidelity.

But these you should have done, without neglecting the others.
Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel!

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.
You cleanse the outside of cup and dish,
but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence.
Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup,
so that the outside also may be clean.
”  MT 23:23-26

A hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another.  We are all hypocrites in some way.  The heart of Jesus’ message is don’t be fake.  We discussed this in class yesterday.  We act differently when we are at home among our family.  When we get to school we put on this armor of defense that I have to be cool, I have to fit in and do whatever the crowd is doing-good or bad, and I have to keep my reputation up.  The funny thing is your class decides in every thought, word, and action how you want to be as a class.  This armor of defense has never been defined by anyone as true, it is the devil messing with our heads.  Stay true to yourself and be that kind caring person you are when you go to read to the kindergarten kids.  Everyone has a need for relationship, God made us that way.  We will all fit in together better if we use a kind caring heart, then putting up fake walls and fake armor.  As the poster says outside my classroom on the wall, “Be yourself, an original is always worth more than a copy.”

Today’s challenge: Be yourself.

Become a saint!
Christian YOLO