Deep down, many Catholics believe that being a “pretty good” person is enough to land us onto the bosom of Abraham. That is a false (and dangerous) way to think about how to live out our faith in Jesus. We read today from Psalm 15, in which we are tasked by the psalmist to live an extraordinary life focused on the Lord and our neighbor.
He who walks blamelessly and does justice;
who thinks the truth in his heart
and slanders not with his tongue.
Who harms not his fellow man,
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
By whom the reprobate is despised,
while he honors those who fear the LORD.
Who lends not his money at usury
and accepts no bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
shall never be disturbed.
Do we walk blamelessly? Are we doing justice?
Think about it.