MY daily reflection and prayer:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to Luke 7:31-35
Jesus Christ says, “To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, `We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.’ For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.’ The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
WHAT can we meditate and learn from the Gospel today? Jesus warns us not to be indifference to the message of the joy of the Gospel. Spiritual indifference can block his word for us.
What can make us spiritually slow to hear God’s voice? Our age is marked by indifference and contempt, especially in regards to the message of God’s kingdom. Indifference dulls our ears to God’s voice and to the good news of the Gospel.
Surely, Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God is a proclamation of good news that produces great joy and hope for us all who will listen. But unfortunately, Jesus’ message was refused with resistance. It was out of jealously and spiritual blindness of the scribes and Pharisees.
They rejected Jesus because they had closed their hearts to his message. They closed their ears to Jesus, God’s anointed Son sent to redeem us from bondage to sin and death.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we worship Jesus Christ with a humble heart. Only the humble of heart who is hungry for God can find true joy and happiness.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, help us to listen to your word with expectant faith and the willingness to trust and obey. Open our ears to hear the good news of your kingdom and set our heart free to love and serve you and others joyfully forever and ever. Amen.
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