Tuesday 9 July 2019

About Today Readings

Genesis 32:23-33. Psalm 16(17):1-3, 6-8, 15. Matthew 9:32-38.
In my justice, I shall see your face. O Lord – Psalm 16(17):1-3, 6-8, 15
‘The one who had been mute spoke; and the crowds were amazed.’

Stories of blindness, deafness and dumbness in the gospels always have deeper meaning. Far more serious than those with physical disability are the spiritually blind, deaf or dumb. The Pharisees in today’s gospel represent such people. The same can happen to each of us.

Jesus has deep compassion for the needs of people and heals them, feeds them, teaches them. But he cannot do it on his own, for ‘the harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few’. Every baptised person is called to be a harvester to help people find and experience the truth and love that God gives in Jesus. It is a call to serve and build the kingdom.

Lord Jesus, I ask for the grace that I may experience your presence at work in my life. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear. Encourage me in my service of you.

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