In today's first reading, taken from St. Paul's letter to the Galatians, in the jaunty contemporary translation that sounds just like the way you and I ordinarily speak:
Am I now currying favor with human beings or God?
Back home after Mass, I scanned the newspaper headlines and learned that politicians are currying favor with human beings.
It's disgraceful, isn't it? The party
kingpins chieftains leaders facilitators want people to vote along partisan lines, rather than just voting for the best human being-- in, say, the race for Congresshumanbeing.
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