Saturday 21 July 2018
Micah 2:1-5. Psalm 9B(10):1-4, 7-8, 14. Matthew 12:14-21.
Do not forget the poor, O Lord!—Psalm 9B(10):1-4, 7-8, 14.
‘In him the nations will put their hope.’
Today’s Gospel speaks of Jesus as the chosen one, the gentle servant of God. And yet, despite being chosen by the Lord, he is driven out by the Pharisees. He retreats to a safe place, not in weakness or fear, but with foresight.
As servant of God, Jesus is God’s beloved. He is animated by the Spirit and thus he is able to discern the way ahead in peace and tranquillity.
May we too, through Jesus, discern where our place is, and have the foresight to engage when appropriate, and withdraw when prudent.
Let us know when to remain in prayer and reflection, and when to cry out for justice.