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Friday, February 5, 2010

Sources of Pride

Speak to the Israelites and tell them that they and their descendants must put tassels on the corners of their garments . . . [L]et the sight of them remind you to keep all the commandments of the Lord
(Numbers 15:38-40).

Israelites wore
tassels on their clothing
to remind them always
whose they were
and to whom they belonged.

But in time
tassels lost their meaning.

Instead of drawing them
to God,
they became
sources of pride
that led them away.*

We should learn
from the past.

Symbols of our faith –
Holy Card

should remind us always
whose we are
and to whom we belong –

to draw us to God
instead of becoming
sources of pride
that lead us away.

*(Matthew 23:47)

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