#047: Don’t Swallow the Camel [Podcast]

My goal this week is to talk about ‘cleaning the inside of the cup.’ I’m going to talk about my own struggles with hypocrisy and how I’m trying to overcome it. In Matthew chapter 23, our Lord Jesus Christ warns the Pharisees about cleaning the outside of the cup, but not the inside. He also warns us about not swallowing the camel. We’ll look at these passages and try to see what Christ is teaching us.

Lord Jesus Christ warns the Pharisees

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  • Proverb of the week: Prov 22:10
  • Featured Segment: Don’t Swallow a Camel
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  • mike

    When I catch myself judging others actions or behaviors, I have discovered that when I scrutinize myself I find I do the same things in some way or other.

    • Yes. Often what we hate to see in others is what we hate most to see in ourselves. I agree.

  • ADAM

    BETHLEHEM is misspelled in your #47 podcast Holy Land Pilgrimage announcement as BETHLEHAM! Too, instead of Israeli hotels only, why not stay in a beautiful Bethlehem hotel such as the magnificent old, completely renewed 5 star Jacir Palace Hotel, owned and operated by Palestinian Catholics? A perfect chance to meet local Christians!

  • Andrew Anton

    As I listened to the podcast I was so glad to hear about your struggles.
    As I was listening and heard the repeated topic of judging people I
    couldn’t help but desire a more specific definition of what judging
    people means. I know that when I hear bad liturgical music, or when I
    see the poorly dressed person, or the person leaving Mass early I get
    upset and frazzled. This is not judging though, it seems to be a
    reaction to an external stimulus. Does this experience become “judging
    the other” when l lose hope for the offending party?

  • Victor

    I’m doing the best I can Doctor Marshall.
    Truth is, I really don’t want to Swallow the Camel unless it’s GOD (Good Old Dad’) Will that “I” do so!…lol
    Keep UP the good words and works
    God Bless you and yours

  • Aileen S Osias

    For me, its the ones that come in late to mass & the cell phones that go off during mass. I forget to say a prayer for these people & myself in that I get annoyed!!

  • John Kennedy

    Whenever I read the Lord’s passion, I’m always struck by the greatest example of straining a gnat and swallowing a camel. The Pharisees won’t go in to see Pilate, because it would make them unclean. They are worried about their ritual uncleanness even as they are working to see the Messiah, the Son of God put to death.