Opening the Word
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Episode 55 • 5m 6s
Today's Gospel has two parts that don't exactly seem to fit together. First Jesus is condemning the Scribes and Pharisees for the "hard burdens," they put on the people and then, all of a sudden, he says that we should not call anyone Father. What's going on here?
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