In today’s Gospel, it says that Jesus taught with authority and not like the scribes. Jesus’ teaching was always about others. We see His miracles for the sake of others, His uplifting and sometimes challenging teachings to bolster others’ faith and we witness to His sacrifice on the cross out of His love of others.

With what authority do you speak? Is it a true and honest concern for others? Or is it about what’s best for ‘me’ or what can I get out of it? When we see good fortune fall upon someone, are we happy for them or jealous?

Our faith, a gift from God to all of us, brings us true joy. It is in giving that we experience that faith and joy and speak with authority as did Jesus.

Let us truly love one another.