This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine human precepts.
Lord, you give us your law, but we corrupt it, turning it into rituals that have nothing to do with its purpose and spirit. We use it to avoid our responsibilities instead of welcoming them. Please help me, today, to concentrate on the basis of your commandments, to love you and to love my neighbor as myself. Let my words and actions reflect the love you shine on me. Thy will be done.