The readings today are quite firm with us about how we, as Catholic Christians are called to accept and follow all the commands we find in The Word and through The Church! We cannot pick and choose what we want to believe... we are called to embrace it all as Truth and the help we need to get to Heaven forever with Jesus, Mary, Joseph, all the angels and Saints! I don't know about you, but that is my one and only goal above all else!
praise your God, O Zion.
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates;
he has blessed your children within you.