LJ2021 – Day 33 – Outward Appearance

Lenten Journey 2021:
Faith in a Post Pandemic World
by Fr. Vazken Movsesian

Day 33: Outward Appearance
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth. So you also on the outside look righteous to others, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. – Jesus (Matthew 23)

Our outward appearance is important, in deed. It sets the stage for our work, our social activities, our friendships and relationships. Jesus reminds us that equally as important, and perhaps even more, is the appearance of our soul. Imagine how much more intense, genuine and engaging would be our work, social activities, friendships and relationships, if we toned our inner soul.

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