15th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday, 16th July 2022

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 12:14-21

The Pharisees went out and began to plot against Jesus, discussing how to destroy him. Jesus knew this and withdrew from the district. Many followed him and he cured them all but warned them not to make him known. This was to fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah:

Here is my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved, the favourite of my soul, I will endow him with my Spirit, and he will proclaim the true faith to the nations; he will not brawl or shout, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. He will not break the crushed reed, nor put out the smouldering wick, till he has led the truth to victory: in his name the nations will put their hope.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The Pharisees’ prejudice against Jesus was so strong that nothing Jesus did or said would be right in their eyes.  They conspired not only to oppose Him but also to kill Him.


  • Jesus quoted from the “Suffering Servant” prophecies of Isaiah to explain how He would accomplish His mission through His sacrificial service and not through power and violence.


  • No matter how hopeless or weak we may be Jesus is ever ready to bring His healing love, hope, and encouragement to us and to all peoples. Pray for the grace to increase your trust in God’s Compassionate Justice.