The Lord does not indulge in moan and groan
Not his style not his way at all
Nor is he Mister Nice Guy all the time
Being bland comes before a fall
He’s quite prepared to tell you to your face
Will not insult you just point out a truth
We can confront without ever losing grace
Help others hear the honesty from our mouth
The Pharisees and lawyers of his day
Were unjust hypocritical and proud
The Lord named the things they wouldn’t say
Pointed out the truth before the crowd
Honest politicians are a blessing
An honest press when found is good to see
And honesty in self my sins confessing
A good place to start – would you agree?
13 October 2021
+ The Gospel today shows Jesus being critical of Pharisees and lawyers. A report on Covid is critical of the UK Government’s handling of the pandemic in its early stages. Healthy criticism is vital to public and personal life. Unhealthy criticism – moan and groan – depresses the atmosphere and saddens the human heart.
The ability to say, ‘I confess’ invigorates our life.