Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week of Ordinary Time

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Today’s readings

The requirements of discipleship cannot be reduced to mere observance of law, and a checklist of things to do.  Paying tithes and keeping feast days are important, but eclipsing them in importance is loving others as Christ does.  We disciples are called to bear others’ burdens, loving God and neighbor, setting aside our own honor and glory for the honor and glory of God.  And we are called to do all this while not neglecting our duty to tithe and keep feast days, and all the other requirements of our religion.  The disciple who loves God considers none of this a burden, and would never consider not taking care of it all.