Complying with tradition breeds hypocrisy, but imbibing tradition breeds authenticity
When we become so attached to a particular tradition, we can quickly judge others who don’t conform to our views. Moreover, since merely complying with tradition is more convenient, we are prone to hypocritically doing things – losing our spirit and our authenticity.
To imbibe tradition, we must recognize that tradition is not only a source of knowledge and guidance but also a reflection of the accumulated wisdom and identity of those who went before us. We must ask ourselves: what values did those who came before us pass down, and how can we honor them in our lives?
Thus, complying with tradition breeds hypocrisy, but imbibing tradition breeds authenticity.
Mark 7:1-13. How well you have set aside the commandment of God in order to uphold your tradition!
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-038: FEBRUARY 7, 2023]