CLEAN INSIDES Using the religious leader’s reputation for the appearance of cleanliness, Jesus explains why trouble awaits them, saying “HYPOCRITES! FOR YOU ARE SO CAREFUL TO CLEAN THE OUTSIDE OF THE CUP AND THE DISH, BUT INSIDE YOU ARE FILTHY—FULL OF GREED AND SELF- INDULGENCE” [Mt 23:25 NL]. Then Jesus gives advice that can apply to all of us, by encouraging them to clean up the insides first and then the outside will become clean. Are your insides clean? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures