In this morning's Gospel we see Jesus exasperated with the Pharisees because they have made an idol of religious observance and lost sight of the deeper truth of God's commandments, as they "cling to human tradition."
But Jesus proclaims the law of love and compassion. He is the Icon, the perfect image of the Father's love, transparent to the beauty and truth that God is.
Photograph by Brother Brian. Meditation from Father Timothy's homily at this morning's Eucharist.