Ever catch yourself doing the right thing for “show?” Our motives are so mixed all the time. Accept your selfish motives as part of being human. Still be sure to do the right thing–the living and the just word and deed.
[A way to live Mark 12:33-44, one of the readings in many churches for the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost from the Revised Common Lectionary for 11/8/15. Jesus criticizes the leaders for working to advance themselves; for exploiting the widows and for saying long prayers for appearances. He watches people making their offerings at the temple. The small offering of a poor widow is all she had in contrast to the offerings of the rich, who give out an abundance.]