28th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Thursday, 19th October 2023

Daily Word Of God

Luke 11:47-53

Jesus said: ‘Alas for you because you build tombs for the prophets, the people your ancestors killed! In this way you both witness to what your ancestors did and approve it; they did the killing, you do the building.

‘And that is why the Wisdom of God said, “I will send them prophets and apostles; some they will slaughter and persecute, so that this generation will have to answer for every prophet’s blood that has been shed since the foundation of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the Temple.” Yes, I tell you, this generation will have to answer for it all.

‘Alas for you lawyers who have taken away the key of knowledge! You have not gone in yourselves and have prevented others from going in who wanted to.’ When he left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began a furious attack on him and tried to force answers from him on innumerable questions.

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 chided the Pharisees and scribes and will hold them accountable for misleading and turning others away from God by their deliberate distortion and garbled interpretation of the Scriptures.


  • Jesus is the Wisdom of God and the source of everlasting life.  To have such “wisdom” we need to submit and acknowledge our dependence on Him.


  • Do you yearn for God’s Wisdom or are you distracted by the demanding and hectic lifestyle of the secular world?  Speak to the Lord of your desires.