MY daily reflection and prayer:
Friday, December 9, 2016
Second Week of Advent
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Matthew 11: 16-19
Jesus said to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in the marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge, but you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said. ‘Look he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by her works.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
FROM the Gospel today we read that Jesus Christ complains when the crowds use worldly standards to size him up. They accuse Jesus Christ of being possessed by a demon, a drunkard, and so on.
Despite the rejection and harsh judgments of many, he goes about doing good. This is what he meant by saying that “wisdom is vindicated by her works”. Jesus Christ is always doing good for God and for us.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, while adoring Jesus Christ, we learn to do everything good for God and for others. We do so for the sake of our salvation and for the salvation of others.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, thank you, for this opportunity to spend time with you in prayer. Let it be our motivation for the day and bring us to live a greater spirit of faith in you and the mission you have entrusted us. May we do everything good for you and for others forever and ever. Amen.