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Anselm on St. Matthew 9:13 (St. Matthew, Apostle)

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

In 9:13, Jesus quotes Hosea 6:6 against the Pharisees, saying “Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Anselm: “Yet does not God condemn sacrifice, but sacrifice without mercy. But the Pharisees often offered sacrifices in the temple that […]