Fr. Sanctus Mario
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God is More interested on the Inside.Tuesday 28th Week Ordinary Time

Breakfast With the Word Tuesday 28th Week Ordinary Time Year B


Luke 11:37-41




God is more interested on the inside of who we are than what we show to the world. What we are truly is what God loves than what we present to the world.

Here, the inside means our inward spirituality, our close relationship with God and our inner life.

It involves our inner thoughts and intentions of doing what we are doing. Sometimes what we present to our friends, families, and people around us are very far from what we are.


God’s interest is not in how many visions and prophecies we give but how truthful our life is. It is being a child of God than claiming to be a child of God.


So, God is more interested in the inside. This, in essence, illustrates how sincere and pure our heart should be.


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In the Gospel.


In the gospel of today, Jesus accepts an invitation from a Pharisee to dine at his house. Luke tells us that Jesus went in and reclined at the table, maybe in preparation to eat.


The next thing that Luke tells us is that the Pharisee then saw this and was disappointed that a religious teacher like Jesus could not wash His hands before eating the meal.




Normally for the sake of hygiene, we wash our hands before eating, but this is not the true position of this chapter.


The Pharisees are experts in the law and follow the law to its letters. And one of the laws is that of handwashing.



This law is known as the netilat Yadayim. Before eating, the law expects that a Jew washes his hands as a way to remove any form of impurity, He may contract in any way.



A little reference to this is made in Isaiah 1:16, and Matthew 27:24 when Jesus was brought before Pilate.

Secondly, some exegetes assume that there is already a ceremonial bowl, in which the guest can wash His hands before he reclines at the table to eat.

Maybe Jesus ignored this ceremonial procedure and went straight at the table which surprises the Pharisee.

The Greek word used to describe this amazement is thaumazo which sometimes reveals an action that shows that one is surprised.


So, the Pharisee must have exhibited a serious sign of amazement that made Jesus rebuke Him of becoming only interested in cleaning the outside of the cup and plate but the inside is filled with wickedness.


A pointer that God is more interested in the Inside than their outward show of spirituality.



Inward than Outward

The interest of the Pharisees centres mainly in keeping the letters of the law and to appear good in the presence of the people rather than a true and sincere relationship with God.



They only appear good and holy to the public but their hearts are very far away from God. The Pharisees love occupying the front seats in the synagogue but their hearts are full of wickedness and evil.


What is Inside the Heart also interests God.


God is more interested on how holy we are. It is not on how holy we claim to be. It is more of inward than outward.


Thus, this reflects how sincere, loving, merciful and helpful we are. This is when we truly show acts of love. Let us remember that what is inside the heart interests God more.




Hence, it is not making effort to show people how powerful, spiritual and prayerful we are but how pure and clean our hearts are before God.


Outward Appearance.



Outward appearance can deceive. Sometimes, we come to people with faces garbed with the face of an angel, even smiling with saintly appearance but full of envy and hatred.



Sometimes, what we present to people are very far from who we are. Some people will come to you in the first instance showing how loving and truthful they are, but as time goes on, you discover they clothe themselves with another intention.


Outward appearance always deceives. What makes us truly who we are is inside.



In the gospel, Jesus advises the Pharisee to give alms from what they have and then indeed everything will be clean for them. Which is advice against their attitude of giving alms so that people will see and applaud them.



When we want to give, let us give from the heart. God is more interested in our inner character. Jesus asks us to go beyond mere appearance in whatever we do, unlike the Pharisees who are more interested in appearing good to public opinion while their hearts are very far away from God.




May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to live the way He wants. May He continues to protect you. Amen




  1. Chioma Frances Egwuogu says



    AMEN πŸ™

  3. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Bro

  4. Uchechukwu Egbo says

    Amen πŸ™

  5. Jared Ogare says

    Make me a clean heart O Lord,Amen

  6. Charles Ndubuisi says


  7. Godwin Odah says

    Amen πŸ‘
    May the Lord continue to bless and enrich you with more wisdom and understanding of his words, so you can feed our souls with the spiritual food of the word of God, now and forever… Amen.

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  10. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus for your breakfast for me today.

  11. Sheila says


  12. Blessing Salifu says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  16. Carmela U. E. says

    Amen! & Amen! Thanks and God bless you too Fr.

  17. Ani Chinonyelum Emmanuella says

    Amen, thanks Padre

  18. David Sunday Edore says

    Amen, may the grace of God be upon me to be clean also from my inner heart and not only outside. Amen.

  19. Onyeoma Ukamaka says

    So inspiring…Fr. May Almighty God continue to strengthen you Amen.

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  22. Ahamefula Chinwe Stellamaris says

    Thank you dearest Jesus, I ask for grace to be a true Christian from the inside

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  26. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen. Thanks for today’s message, it’s highly inspirational.

  27. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says

    I pray for the grace to live a righteous life Amen πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈπŸ™

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  30. Dodoh Peter Anthony says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  31. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen and Amen. May U continue to show us way to salvation in Jesus mighty name we pray Amen.

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  34. Dr Nick Onyia says

    Amen and amenπŸ™ More unction to you, fr.

  35. Dr Nick Onyia says

    Amen and amen πŸ™ More unction to you, fr.

  36. Okeke Juliet Nneka says

    Amen πŸ™.

  37. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

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  39. Michael Peter Enyilegu says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  43. GeraldineMary says

    Amen πŸ™

  44. Ugwu Obianuju G says

    Amen, O Lord protect me

  45. Ugwu Josephine Nnenna. says

    Amen. Thank you.

  46. Doris Emmanuel Ogban says

    AMEN thank you Jesus for this wonderful TEACHING



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