It is always tempting to try to overcome our shortcomings by ourselves. "Self-improvement" is a primary value of our times. But Jesus reminds us that the problem is rooted in our own hearts and minds. In this lesson, we consider how Jesus calls us to seek God's help in the transformation of our soul.
God has much about which to take issue with the priests of Israel not long after the return from exile. As God scolds them through the prophet Malachi, present-day Christians can learn important lessons from their mistakes. We are reminded that our task is to honor, proclaim, and display the awesome holiness of the living God.