2015 Lent Day 27
I was visiting with an elderly friend of mine recently. We go to the same parish and the thought occurred to them that, since I am a convert, that I am more spiritual than they are. I disagreed with them about that and mentioned that they regularly attend mass, are with their family consistently and do good in all other areas of life. We started talking about what my wife and I teach for the Church and they said “see you are more spiritual”. More knowledge is not spiritual and gut feelings is not more knowledgeable. So because you can quote book, chapter and verse does not make you a more “spiritual” person, you are good at memorization.
The pharisees thought they were more spiritual than everyone else because they adhered to the law of Moses. But then along comes Jesus and is present not to abolish the laws but to fulfill them. And to the father who believes his child will be healed because Jesus told him so, that is spiritual.