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The second reading offers another example of Jesus' teaching against religious hypocrisy. At the outset of the chapter, warns people about the Pharisees, who worry more about how their behavior looked to others than how it looked to God, especially behind closed doors. However, Jesus' teaching does not stop there. Instead, Jesus then points at the people who would be his followers and warned them about the same type of hypocritical behavior. Jesus encourages people who say they have complete trust in God to actually live with complete trust in God. Don't be afraid to admit your faith to others, even your enemies; don't be greedy and acquire more possessions than you could ever possibly use; don't worry about your everyday needs; and, most importantly, don't imagine that God doesn't see exactly what you are doing (like the foolish slave who buried the master's money and evidently never considered what the master would say when he found out).
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Luke 11-14 today.