Daily Word Of God
Jesus said to the people: ‘What comparison, then, can I find for the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children shouting to one another while they sit in the market place: We played the pipes for you, and you wouldn’t dance; we sang dirges, and you wouldn’t cry.
‘For John the Baptist has come, not eating bread, not drinking wine, and you say, “He is possessed.” The Son of man has come, eating and drinking, and you say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.”
‘ Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel, Jesus laments about how difficult people can get. Nothing that God does for them seems to satisfy them.
- Are we like these people in Jesus’ time? Ponder on the way you live your daily life and ask yourself, “What are the things and who are the people who take up most of our time and attention?
- Do these activities and people bring me closer to God and help me live a more meaningful life or do they empty my heart of compassion and love as I become more self-centered like them?