August 22nd . “There are too many hypocrites in our churches and communities,”  Joel stated before the group session got under way. “I know that in our church choir there are people who want to be seen as leaders but are abusing their wives or even having an affair with someone else. The frightening thing is that people know, but don’t do anything about it.” “Of course no one really knows what goes on in the families.   But I wish someone would write a “woe to you” letter to a guy I know.  It might make him wake up to what he is doing to his family.” 

 “Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites.   Matt 23:13.   Pope Francis:  Every form of sexual submission must be clearly rejected.   This includes all improper interpretations of the passage in Ephesians where Paul tells women to be subject to your husbands.  This passage mirrors the cultural categories of the time, but our concern is with the revealed message that it conveys.  St John PAUL II wisely observed, “Love excludes every kind of subjection whereby the wife might become a servant or a slave of the husband. Paul goes on to say, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. Be mindful, “Be subject to one another.”  AL156.