Bible Corner

In today’s Gospel we see Jesus have a go at the Pharisees who he doesn’t hesitate to call hypocrites. In the weekday readings recently from Matthew we have had similar questioning of Jesus and his reacting in the same way. When Jesus encounters people who judge others without recognising that their own ideas are problematic and need to be examined, he does not hesitate to let them know. “It is the things that come out of a man that make him unclean”, he says, and then goes on to give a list of twelve ‘evil intentions’ to make his point.