Friday 14 December 2018

About Today Readings

St John of the Cross.
Isaiah 48:17-19. Psalm 1:1-4, 6. Matthew 11:16-19.
Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life – Psalm 1:1-4, 6.

‘Wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.’

Within days of Jesus’ feeding the multitude by the Sea of Galilee, many people questioned his authority and rejected his teaching. The people in today’s gospel reading have something in common with them. They seek to evade the message of Jesus and his forerunner by discrediting the messenger. However, as Jesus reminds them, ‘wisdom is vindicated by her deeds’. The teaching his listeners rejected was vindicated by the good works that he did in the Father’s name. Our claim to be Jesus’ disciples will be credible only if, following his example and walking in his steps (cf. 1 Peter 2:21), we manifest in our deeds what we claim as our core beliefs.

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