12 July 2011
Today’s Readings: Ex 2:1-15a / Mt 11:20-24
Jesus chides the people where he lived during his ministry. Though they hear him proclaim the good news of salvation, they have neither repented nor accepted him as the messiah. Jesus warns the residents of the prosperous city of Babylon, for they think they deserve rewards from God.
In today’s Gospel Jesus forewarns the people where he performed many miracles. He points out that the places of wealth and power would have repented long ago had they seen his works. On the day of judgment, greater will be shown to those living in foreign cities. Jesus’ words express sorrow rather than anger for the hardhearted people.
Like the people in Jesus’ time, we have heard God’s word and have been favored with countless blessings. We are called to be more responsive to God’s magnanimity.
Loving Father, keep the fire of your love burning in our life. Make us more responsive to your generosity as we deal with our brothers and sisters.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.