Saturday 18 July 2020
Micah 2:1-5. Do not forget the poor, O Lord! – Psalm 9B(10):1-4, 7-8, 14. Matthew 12:14-21.
‘He cured them all but warned them not to make him known’
Jesus the Saviour is revealed in the words of the prophet Isaiah and a mission is announced to all disciples. This revelation is tempered by Jesus’ instruction not to make his identity known. It’s through faith that Jesus saves not through authority or power. Through the Incarnation Jesus becomes God’s chosen servant. His mission is to bring the ‘truth’ to all people in a gentle way. Jesus embodies the loving and merciful God whom all can call upon. His way is one of humility and meekness.
As a disciple consider how you have and how you might make known God’s love and grace to those you encounter? Is your evangelisation arrogant or humble? What can you do this day to further Jesus’ mission on earth? Who are the Gentiles that you can reach out to and how can you act as God’s servant today?